A TREE from Shakespeare's garden is just one of the fascinating attractions of an ancient Cromwellian building.

Brook Street Chapel, the only grade I building in Knutsford, is hosting an open day as part of national heritage week.

Family fun events are being held on Sunday, September 12 and 19 at the chapel opposite Knutsford station.

Maurice Pitcher, who is organising the event, said: "We want people in our town to experience a relaxing and highly entertaining few hours in our hidden garden right here in the centre of Knutsford.

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"We are providing lots of entertainment for the children including hand puppet decoration which can be used for our pop up puppet theatre.

"We would like more people to experience the beauty of this building.

A hog roast and ploughman's lunch with refreshments including wine and beer will be on offer.

Homemade cakes will also be available with tea or coffee.

Brook Street Chapel

Organist Aya Pitcher and singer Jessica Baldry

Singer Jessica Baldry from the Halle group will perform in a short service accompanied by organist Aya Pitcher.

Mini organ recitals continue in the afternoons and a 20-piece brass band will entertain visitors on the second afternoon together with Morris dancers and an owl display.

Guided tours will be provided for visitors interested in the history of the chapel. Famous author Elizabeth Gaskell is buried in the grounds.

Meal tickets can be bought from Knutsford Art Shop and Stationary House, 36 Princess Street, WA16 6BN (cash only please)