Where does the name Clonter come from?

Clonter is the name of the stream that runs through woodland alongside the theatre (The Clonterbrook), running into the Dane river, which eventually flows into the Mersey and out to the sea.

The word Clonter is an Anglo Saxon word which describes the sound water makes when it travels over pebbles. How very apt that this has come to be the name of a place whose raison d’être is all about creating music.