We have a winner! Congleton Museum is proud to announce that Xander Greenwood, from Congleton High School, is the overall winner of Congleton Museum’s first summer art competition. Xander has won a £10 WHSmith Gift Voucher. Other winners include Macy Rigby (pictured) from Quinta Primary School, who won in the group B category(ages 7-10). Her entry was a watercolour interpretation of a black and white photograph of old Congleton. Group C (ages 11-14) was won by Samantha Cowling from Congleton High School. Both Samantha and Macy won a Congleton Museum pen of their choice. Also on display is the entry by Elizabeth Corfield from Congleton High School (11-14 age group), whose piece was ‘Highly Commended’.
Congleton Museum’s summer art competition for the local schools has produced some excellent pieces which are now on display in the museum. Attracting considerable praise, the artwork is based on the topic of ‘History of Congleton and Astbury’. The new competition was a success; with trustee Diane Ritherdon saying, ‘The young people have produced excellent work, and they deserve a wider audience.’ We would like to thank all entrants for their excellent entries and we hope to run more art competitions in the future.
The Rotary Club of Congleton is proudly hosting a WWI commemorative concert in aid of Congleton Museum and The Royal British Legion. The concert will be performed by the RAF College Band in the Town Hall on Sunday 28th September at 7pm. Tickets cost £15 and are available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre and Rotary Club Members. For more details, please contact: 07779 132656 or 07764-781657
Congleton Museum was proud to present a stall at the centenary celebration of the Congleton Band Stand last Sunday. Focusing on WW1-era Congleton, the stall attracted a large number of visitors. Good music and good weather ensured a great time was had by all! [Pictured: Marget Williamson and guests]
What a lovely busy atmosphere with the busy weavers last Friday afternoon at our Behind the Scenes event. The museum’s talented Textiles Group proudly showed off all their hard work restoring the Congleton Town Tapestry. Well done all of you!
Exciting news! Keith Heron has very kindly donated a microscope for us to use for our MAKING FABRIC FURRY event…and then for many other things after that!
Dr Joan Alcock, pictured with her brother, reminisces with guests at the ceremonial launch of ‘Congleton Through Time’ on 15th May. Joan was accompanied by Collections Manager Ian Doughty, who helped compile the book. Fun times were had and memories shared by all during the successful evening. ‘Congleton Through Time’ is available at the museum shop for £14.99.
HOORAH!! Congleton Museum’s Evacuee Experience has made the Top 100 UKED list for places to take school children.
See website: issuu.com/ukedchat/docs/uked_magazine_may_2014
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the museum pub quiz and raffle. Over £350 was raised for museum activities! The quiz was won by the `Sahara Desert Canoe Club’ (pictured). The lucky winners each received a dinner at Bon-O-Phool Indian restaurant.
Looking for a fun family activity over the coming Easter Bank Holiday? Why not pop in and visit the museum? Congleton Museum is open as usual on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday!