Knutsford's narrow pavements to give way to new design

Cheshire East Council are inviting people in Knutsford to consider their plans for newly designed pavements.

The main street has had some of the narrowest pavements in England for more than 220 years - because a prudish aristocrat, Lady Jane Stanley, was was a lifelong spinster and had an aversion to seeing men and women walking arm in arm.

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Tearing up pavements once designed to stop romantic walks

The demands of a prudish aristocrat, that made one Cheshire town more dangerous for pedestrians, are about to be undone.

Knutsford's pavements were made deliberately narrow, back in the 18th Century, because the wealthy woman who paid for them didn't want couples walking arm-in-arm.

They've stayed like for more two hundred and twenty years, but now they'll be widened to make them safer.

Critics say it'll spoil the town's character as Ashley Derricott reports:

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