Autos and Bikes

Car and biking events for the petrol-heads out there.

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  • Tue
    The Cheshire Showground, Clay House Farm, Knutsford

    The regions most prestigious agricultural event – The Royal Cheshire County Show – is back with a jam-packed summertime Show held to celebrate the very best of rural Cheshire.

    The Cheshire Show, held annually at Clay House Farm in Knutsford, is a family-friendly event organised by The Cheshire Agricultural Society to celebrate the agricultural heritage ingrained within the local community. The Show promises ticket holders a great day out in the Cheshire countryside, with an amazing line-up of exhibitions, demonstrations and new, exhilarating performances.

    The Show plays host to hundreds of livestock classes, including cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, as they all compete for the many coveted trophies available. The Agri – Centre is also a must-see experience for those who wish to learn how food is produced by our Cheshire farmers, with local farmers feeding calves, holding milking and sheep shearing demonstrations, along with many other presentations including veterinary care, butchery, ice cream making, and bread making.

    Emily Sellars-Rooney takes control of a tractor at Cheshire Show 2018

    This year’s Roberts Bakery Live Theatre welcomes celebrity chefs including Rosemary Shrager, Luis Troyano and Sean Wilson, who will be showcasing many mouth-watering culinary demonstrations. Ticket holders will also be able to taste Cheshire’s finest locally sourced produce inside the Roberts Bakery Hall, which hosts local, regional and national producers and purveyors of fine food under two huge marquees.

    For an audience which wants to escape the hustle and bustle by enjoying musical performances, The Roberts Bakery Band will be making their Show debut performing around the Showground on Tuesday 18th June. The band will be playing a broad range of popular music to entertain an audience of all ages, with musical renditions including Queen and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man.

    This year’s Main Ring, sponsored by Delamere Dairy, will host an action-packed performance by Big Pete & the Grim Reaper Monster Trucks, where the 7.5tonn Trucks will wow crowds by jumping up to 15ft in the air, crushing everything in their path. Also taking centre stage in the Main Ring will be the International Dzhigitovka Show, an unparalleled performance of horsemanship and daring skill showcased by the Cossack Trick Riders, National Squad Dzhigitovka Competitors and World Championship Performers.

    Show Director of the Cheshire Agricultural Society CIO, Rob Davenport comments; “The Cheshire Show is the county’s largest agricultural event, held to pioneer Cheshire’s farming heritage, culinary talent and fantastic produce.

    “We are proud to organise such an extravagantevent for the public to enjoy each year, and this year’s Show promises exciting new attractions to suit an audience of all ages, including lots of thrilling performances and celebrity guests!”

    To book your tickets for the Cheshire Show, held at Clay House Farm, Tabley, Knutsford on 18th June and 19th June, please visit:

    Cheshire Show 2017

  • Thu
    Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield SK10 1EE

    Possibly the largest exhibition of railway photographs ever to go on display in Macclesfield will be held at Macclesfield Library between 1st  and 16th August – forming the last of the celebrations to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Macclesfield, Bollington & Marple Railway which took place on 2nd August 1869.

    The exhibition, detailing the life of the line that closed in January 1970, has been assembled and mounted by Molly Spink on behalf of the Bollington Discovery Centre and admission is free.

    Waters Green 1858-1871

    Open during normal library opening hours more than 140 photographs will be on display – many in colour – spanning a period from the early 1870s through to the present day and featuring stations and scenes, at Macclesfield, Bollington, Higher Poynton, Middlewood, High Lane, and Marple (Rose Hill).

    Macclesfield Central Station ⓒ John Alsopp Collection

    Included in the exhibition will be photographs of tickets, timetables and excursion notices.

    Bollington Bug

    Also featured are images of the two railcars, the “Bollington Bug” and the “Sentinel” which worked the railway shuttle service between Macclesfield and Bollington during the 1920s and the 1930s – along with some fascinating photographs of the omnibuses that were introduced into the area from 1913 onwards which competed for custom with the rail services to Bollington and to Buxton.

    Buxton Rd bridge circa 1893

    The Exhibition will be formally opened by Councillor Janet Jackson, MBE, the Town Mayor of Macclesfield, on Thursday 1st August at 5pm.

    Available at the exhibition is the recently-published 56 page A4 book, Macclesfield, Bollington & Marple Railway – Remembered 150th Anniversary, by Basil Jeuda – priced at £5.

    The book is also available at Macclesfield Visitor Information Centre in the town hall and at the Bollington Discovery Centre, Clarence Mill.

    For visitors to the July Macclesfield Treacle Market  there’ll be a book signing session as well as at the Visitor Information Centre on Saturday 3rd August and at Macclesfield Library on 10th August.