A DOCUMENTARY is being made to record what happened in Knutsford during the Second World War.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund funded project Memories of World War II was originally planned for 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the conflict.

Knutsford Town Council is now working with the heritage centre to record memories of those who remember the town during the late 1930s and 1940s.

Town clerk Adam Keppel Green said:“This project looks to ensure that what is currently just in living memory is captured and preserved for future generations.

The Centennial Memorial paying tribute to Knutsfords fallen heroes

The Centennial Memorial pays tribute to Knutsford's war heroes

"It’s about recording the stories, the memories of the sights and sounds and adding to the rich tapestry of the town’s social history."

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Volunteers are invited to take part and will be trained in oral history interviews by Dr Michaela Hulme, an award-winning historian and lecturer in public history at the University of Birmingham, who used to live next door to the late Knutsford historian Joan Leach.

Training is being held on Saturday, October 9 to enable volunteers understand memory, the oral history process and how to conduct effective interviews.

Volunteers can sign up at knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/memories-project.

Residents wishing to share their memories can call 01565 653 929 or email enquiries@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk.