Congleton Museum is happy to announce two new booklets by Peter Boon are now on sale. These two booklets tell stories important to Congleton, from the Green Island district to the tale of a Congleton soldier. ‘A Congleton Soldier in the Great War 1914 to 1918’ recounts the tales of Peter’s father who served during the First World War, surviving both the Somme and Ypres to return home to his family. ‘Gibraltar Rocks and Green Island district of Congleton’ explores the geography, history and people of the Green Island district of Congleton. The booklets cost £2 and £3 respectively.
Music history at the museum! Congleton Museum is proud to host a special exhibition on the Rode Hall Silver Band. Established in 1837 to lead parishioners from Scholar Green to Astbury Church, the band is now a staple of local events and celebrations.
Included in the display is an 1837 brass drum, still used by the band, along with information about the band’s membership during the two world wars.
This free exhibit is open until September 8th. Pictured: the band in 1880.
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
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From the 28th March 2013, Congleton Museum now has free entry! The museum relies on income from members and visitors, so a donation would be gratefully received.