Welcome to Cranford Tails!

Knutsford is a beautiful place to live and to visit. It has a rich history which should be accessible to children and adults. Cranford Tails aims to do this through short stories illustrated with delightful characters and...mice!

Told through endearing illustrations, rhyme and lively prose Cranford Tails promotes the rich heritage of past times in


Cranford Tails also commemorates important cultural projects such as the Egerton School link in Kenya.

All the tales are written and illustrated by Tim Claydon-Butler.

Highwayman Higgins
A Tail of Two Schools

What about your stories - or your favorite tale from the past? Why not let me know?

John Raffald Arley Hall Character
Lord Samuel Egerton
Rogue Mr Hickson