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Legends of the North
Knutsford Heritage Centre

Saturday June 1st - Saturday Jul 6th 2002

Lord of the Rings - Alice in Wonderland - Harry Potter - The Wizard of Alderley - King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table - The Weird Stone of Brisingamen - Lindow Man - Celtic Warrington & Other Mysteries - The Keys to Avalon - The Green Man - Alice through the Looking Glass - The Hobbit - Sir Gawain & the Green Knight - Celtic Legends - & much more.
 
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Legends of the North, Knutsford Heritage CentreLegends of the North, Knutsford Heritage CentreLegends of the North, Knutsford Heritage Centre
Legends of the North, Knutsford Heritage CentreLegends of the North, Knutsford Heritage CentreLegends of the North, Knutsford Heritage Centre

 
The theme for this exhibition concentrated on the literary out put of the regions many talented authors and works inspired by regional legends, folklore and geography. The only exception to this was Harry Potter, which is based on just about every conceivable bit of folklore including many things found here in the North West.

The books featured in the exhibition included: Lord or the Rings and The Hobbit (inspired by Lancashire and Staffordshire). Alice In Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass (Daresbury). The Wizard of Alderley (Traditional), King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table (all areas especially North Wales), The Weird Stone of Brisingamen (Alderley Edge), Lindow Man (Wilmslow), Celtic Warrington and Other Mysteries (Mersey Valley), The Keys to Avalon (Cheshire and North Wales), Harry Potter (Various Traditions), The Green Man (traditional), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Mersey Valley and Staffordshire), Celtic Legends (North Wales).

This theme enabled the many costumes and props used in re-enactment to be displayed, some of the Lord of the Rings and others from Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone. The largest private collection of Alice In Wonderland books in the region appeared in the big cabinet, along with a special ‘King Arthurian’ Celtic Well, guarded by a Knight in full armour and viewed from Sir Lancelot’s jousting tent.

We held several costumed theme days at the centre including a very popular Lord of the Rings day, Harry Potter Characters day a Celtic Crafts day and supplied characters for the Knutsford Lions Medieval Street Market. The exhibition proved so popular that it was extended to an unprecedented 16 weeks and was estimated to have been viewed by over 4000 people.

See Mark Olly's groups & events for more details and the Heritage Centre for opening times.

 
Brought to you by Mark Olly & the CWP Archaeology & Living History Group.
 

Legends of the North, Knutsford Heritage Centre

Legends of the North, Knutsford Heritage Centre

Legends of the North, Knutsford Heritage Centre

Legends of the North, Knutsford Heritage Centre