Landmark images of Knutsford have been used to create attractive banners for a town centre thoroughfare.

Local fine art photographer Craig Barker has donated his images to assist Regent Street owners in their project to brighten up the area, with images of Knutsford’s famous millennium tapestry also being included, courtesy of the Heritage Centre.

The idea to use artwork to enhance Regent Street came from Knutsford stalwart and Royal George development resident, Wendy Moleas, who explained: “Regent Street used to have colourful hanging baskets, but these had to be removed because pigeons were nesting in them and their excrement was not only unsightly but created a potential health hazard.  I thought the lamp-posts would provide an opportunity to position some attractive artwork to brighten up the street.” 

A small working project was created, with Wendy joined by fellow apartment owners Carl Cookson, Sonja Ecimovic and Ann Blanshard, together with Helen Thomas from local management agent Fisher German on behalf of London agents Lawson and Partners.  Knutsford Heritage Centre kindly agreed for two of the images to be from Knutsford’s famous millennium tapestry, which is displayed at the centre on King Street. Heritage photographer Peter Spooner enhanced the two tapestry images, working with photographer Craig to ensure a consistent style.

The results of their efforts were revealed this week, with a number of landmark images creating an eye-catching vista for those who use Regent Street.  The cost of the work was covered by Lawson and Partners with Fisher German co-ordinating the project locally.  Said Wendy: “We’re really pleased with the result and hope that the banners will prove to be a point of interest for visitors and locals alike.”

Sandra Curties, Town Centre and Marketing Officer for the Council added: “The banners are a welcome enhancement to the town centre’s newest street, and I am sure that those using Regent Street will enjoy spotting many of the local landmarks featured.”


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