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November 2017

Talk – Local History Sources

November 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free – £2
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March 2018

Talk – Bradshaw House a Place of Significance

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
Free – £2.50

Once the centre of a landed estate Bradshaw House and its predecessor Cole Hill House have dominated Buglawton Street for over 500 years. Yet the history of this estate has an  ancient beginning as it was in one of its fields that the Bronze Age Hoard was found. This talk will look at who lived here and their importance to the town Speaker Ian Doughty  

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April 2018

Talk – The Congleton Coin Hoards

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free – £2.50

17th Century Congleton is defined by the Civil War and associated coin hoards from Moody Street and Priesty Fields. This talk will use these two fascinating discoveries to unlock the tensions which existed in the town during this period. Speaker: Ian Doughty  

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June 2018

Talk – Civic Pride, Congleton’s Town Halls

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum
Free – £2.50
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July 2018

Talk – Retail Therapy

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum
Free – £2.50
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September 2018

Talk – Railway Mania

September 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

Between 1825 and 1853 there were 12 separate proposals to construct railways through the township of Congleton. This talk will consider what the town may have looked like had they been built. Free entry. Speaker Ian Doughty

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Talk – Congleton and Gallipoli

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

In August 1915 the 7th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli. Over 100 men from Congleton took part in the landing. This talk looks at their role in this ill fated campaign. Free entry. Speaker: Linda Hulse.

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Talk – Congleton and the Somme

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

The opening day of the Battle of the Somme saw the British Army lose over 60,000 men. This talk looks at the conduct of the campaign and the fate of some of the Congleton men who fought in it. Free entry. Speaker: Linda Hulse.

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Talk – The Congleton Hoards

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

17th Century Congleton is defined by the Civil War and associated coin hoards from Moody Street and Priesty Fields. This talk will use these two fascinating discoveries to unlock the tensions which existed in the town during this period. Free entry. Speaker: Ian Doughty.

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Talk – Congleton, a Town of Surprises by Ian Doughty

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free – £2.50

Free entry for Friends of the museum or £2.50 for visitors.

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