Knutsford there was a procession from Manchester Road to the Parish
Church representing the Police, Volunteer Rifle Brigade, Councillors,
firemen, Knutsford and Cross Town band, Foresters and other Friendly
Societies, the Grammar School teachers and pupils.
The Foresters cheered themselves up by holding their annual ball
in 13th February at The Town Hall from 8.30pm to 4.00am. Knutsford
Parish Church Association Football club also held a dance. Cross
Town Working Men's Club deplored the loss of the Queen who had taken
such interest in trying to improve their lot.
St Helen's Church, Northwich, sought permission to install electric
lighting and also to erect a bicycle shed. Cycling had increased
greatly in popularity in the last 15 years, when it had been looked
down on by the upper classes Queen Victoria gave it her approval
by ordering a tricycle ( I doubt whether any pictures survive!!)
and the new King and Queen had enjoyed it before motor cars took
over. Mobberley Ploughing match had to be postponed three times
because of adverse weather and the month had started with a hurricane
hail and snow.