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Tune in to Radio Wartime Tatton – Knutsford Promenade Stableyard performance

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Visitors to Tatton Park on Saturday 20 June can enjoy a special preview of this year's Knutsford Promenades.

The atmospheric Stableyard at Tatton Park will be the stage for 'Radio Wartime Tatton', a short, original performance piece written by Promenades Director, Robert Meadows after intensive research into the Tatton Archives.

Members of youth theatre Minerva Arts have joined Knutsford actors and volunteers to perform the piece. Visitors will also be treated to an excerpt from Tony Davies' 'The Men of King Street' - the experiences of WW1 soldiers from Knutsford retold through letters from the trenches, and a song from The Trumpet Major.

Carole Mullineux, Tatton Park's  Business Development Manager said: "It's been great to be involved with the Knutsford Promenades this year.

"Robert has worked closely with some of our wonderful volunteers to find out lots of interesting, unknown facts about the last Baron of Tatton, Maurice Egerton. Some of the Tatton staff team are also involved in the show on Saturday.”

"It's a one-off chance for our visitors to see an entertaining piece of theatre in the unique setting that Maurice Egerton would have called home."

The free-to-all performances will take place at 2.00pm and 3.00pm in the Stableyard. The Tatton Park entry charge of £5 for cars applies with cyclists and walkers free.

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For further information about this release contact: Vicky Wilby, Marketing Department      Tel: 01625 374447 / Email: vicky.wilby@cheshireeast.gov.uk www.tattonpark.org.uk

Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.

This impressive historic estate receives in the region of 800,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy its Georgian mansion, Tudor Old Hall, award- winning gardens and 1930s rare breeds farm.  The 1,000-acre deer park is home to red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops, adventure playground, restaurant, Gardener’s Cottage tea room and year-round events programme.

Knutsford Promenades

Knutsford Promenades 2015, the arts and heritage-based street festival takes place on Saturday 4 July from 3pm in the centre of Knutsford. The theme is 'Texts from the Front' - memories and stories about Knutsford’s association with conflict and reconciliation across time brought alive through dance, drama, music, puppetry and visual arts. Visit  www.knutsfordpromenades.co.uk

The Tatton Park Vision

The `Tatton Park Vision’ is the park’s 5 year vision for its visitor activities and aims to substantially develop its visitor experience by increasing the attractions and activities on offer. In delivering the vision the aim is to fully realise Tatton Park’s potential and present the best possible experience for its current and new visitors in order to provide new and sustainable income to help manage and conserve the historic estate into the future. This will be done through a programme of investment by Cheshire East Council and the attraction of new business. For more information about the vision visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/vision