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August 2020

Walk – The Importance of Water

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Water has been important in the development of Congleton as both a means of transport and an industrial resource for the tanning and textile trades. The provision of drinking water and an effective sewage disposal system was still concerning the town as late as the 1960’s. Leader Ian Doughty  

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September 2020

Walk – Changing Places

September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

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  

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October 2020

Walk – Congleton and the Age of Enlightenment

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

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  

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November 2020

Walk – Congleton gets Connected

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Today access to utilities; gas, water, sewage, electricity and telecommunications is taken for granted. During this walk discover how these new services came to the town during the 19th and early 20th centuries and how they changed the way in which its inhabitants lived  and worked. Leader: Peter Aston  

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