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June 2022

Walk – A Route to the Past

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£1.00 – £4.00

This walk will explore the medieval pathways used by priests as they travelled from Astbury to Congleton to take mass in the Higher Chapel of St Peter. Depending on the weather, waterproof footwear may be required. Leader Ian Doughty Meet at the Museum at 2.00pm on Sunday 5th June. Adults £4.00, Children £1.00, Friends of Congleton Museum £2.50  

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July 2022

Walk – Walking the Dane

July 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£1.00 – £4.00

For centuries the River Dane has been crucial to the development of Congleton. This walk along its banks from Dane Mill on Broadhurst Lane to Eaton Bank will trace how industry harnessed its destructive power to make Congleton an important manufacturing centre. Leader: Ian Doughty Meet at the Museum at 2.00pm on Sunday 3rd July. Adults £4.00, Children £1.00, Friends of Congleton Museum £2.50

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August 2022

Walk – From Weaver to Wearer

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£1.00 – £4.00

For over 350 years textile manufacture was the mainstay of Congleton’s economic development. This trade influenced every aspect of the town‘s life through the provision of services and its industrial, commercial and domestic architecture. Leader Ian Doughty Meet at the Museum at 2.00pm on Sunday 7th August. Adults £4.00, Children £1.00, Friends of Congleton Museum £2.50  

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September 2022

Walk – Congleton and the Age of Enlightenment

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£1.00 – £4.00

The 18th century saw many advances in science, art, literature, industrial and agricultural production. This walk will examine how the wealth, the ‘Age of Enlightenment’ and the Industrial Revolution changed the architecture of the town. Leader Ian Doughty Meet at the Museum at 2.00pm on Sunday 4th September. Adults £4.00, Children £1.00, Friends of Congleton Museum £2.50  

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October 2022

Walk – Where Trains would Run

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£1.00 – £4.00

Using images of Congleton, taken over the past 100 years, this walk will show how the main streets of the town have developed to meet the changing social and economic needs of its inhabitants. Leader Ian Doughty Meet at the Museum at 2.00pm on Sunday 2nd October. Adults £4.00, Children £1.00, Friends of Congleton Museum £2.50      

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