King Canute (Knútr in Old Norse) was the king of England (1016–1035) and later king of Denmark, Norway and parts of Sweden as well.Local tradition says that King Canute blessed a wedding that was taking place and forded the River Lily, which was said to be dangerous then, though other reports say it was the Birkin Brook at or near Booth Mill. Patton, shortly before the Normandy invasion, delivered a speech perceived to be critical of the Soviets, and to have "slap(ped) the face of every one of the United Nations except Great Britain", which nearly ended his career.The procession winds its way through the town’s narrow streets finishing on the Heath where the crowning takes place.It takes place on the first Saturday in May each year when thousands of visitors descend on the town.
The existing A556 will become a single carriageway road with facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
The election held on returned 12 Conservatives and three independents.
Knutsford has excellent access to the motorway network, with junctions to the M6 (Junction 19) and M56 (Junction 7) motorways.
Knutsford's main town centre streets, Princess Street (also known locally as Top Street) and King Street lower down (also known as Bottom Street), form the hub of the town.
At one end of the narrow King Street is an entrance to Tatton Park.