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May 2014

Behind the Scenes – Congleton Museum Textiles Group

May 23, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET

The museum will be hosting a 'Behind the Scenes’ event with the Museum Textiles Group on Friday May 23 between 3pm and 6pm. This will be an opportunity to view the Congleton Tapestry before restoration is complete and it is hung on the walls of the museum’s entrance hall. Textile group members will be working on the tapestry and will be happy to answer your queries. There will also be a display of other major projects undertaken by this hard…

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June 2014

A Pub Crawl through Time

June 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£3 – £5

Congleton was renowned, in the past, for the high number of inns, taverns, and drinking houses for the size of its population.  This walk will seek out those long lost drinking establishments and look at how those which still exist have changed over the years. Leader: Lyndon Murgatroyd

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July 2014

Mill Walks and Industrial Yarns

July 6, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£3 – £5

The layout of Congleton has changed considerably since the first silk mill was built in 1752.  This walk will try to show, through its mills, how Congleton’s textile heritage affected the town. Leader: Lyndon Murgatroyd

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August 2014

Shopping in Congleton

August 3, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£3 – £5

As a market town, Congleton’s commercial success has been dependent upon its shops. Using images, this walk looks at the way in which the town’s main shopping streets changed from family businesses in 1880 to the multiple chain stores of the 1970s.  Leader: Ian Doughty

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September 2014

People and Places

September 7, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£3 – £5

Congleton has associations with a number of men and women who have had an impact upon local, national and international affairs.  This walk looks at the various places linked with people like John Bradshaw, President of the Court that tried Charles I and Elizabeth Wolstenholme-Elmy, a   prominent campaigner for women’s rights. Leader: Ian Doughty

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October 2014

Changing Places

October 5, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£3 – £5

This walk will use images of Congleton, taken over the past 100 years, to show how the main streets to the east of the town have developed to meet the changing social and economic needs of the town and its inhabitants.  Leader: Ian Doughty

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November 2014

Surprising Trades

November 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£3 – £5

We think of Congleton as a mill town but what have been its other significant trades? What else was it famous for? This walk investigates the town’s association with other industries such as the manufacture of cigars and billiard balls. Leader: Peter Aston

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(Change of Venue) :Training for the Trenches: Great War Camps on Cannock Chase

November 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£4

Stephen Dean, principal archaeologist at Staffs, will be returning to give a talk on Friday November 7 at 19.30. Stephen’s talk will be on the story that is evident in his latest dig at Cannock Chase. This was the training ground for the trenches for many soldiers from the Cheshire Regiment and other Northern regiments. Were your ancestors there? Change of venue for Stephen Dean's talk Training for the Trenches: Great War Camps on Cannock Chase. Mr Dean's talk this…

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February 2016

Congleton A Textile Town – A Talk by Ian Doughty

February 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Paul’s Community Room, Marley Road
Poynton, SK12 1LY United Kingdom
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Poynton History Society presents a talk by Ian Doughty - 'Congleton A Textile Town'. Wednesday 3rd February - 7.30pm at St Paul's Community Room, Marley Rd, Poynton

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March 2016

Congleton Coin Hoards – A Talk by Ian Doughty

March 21, 2016 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Nursery Inn, Green Lane, Heaton Norris
Stockport, SK9 2NA United Kingdom
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South Manchester Numismatic Group presents a talk by Ian Doughty on the Congleton Coin Hoards. South Manchester Numismatic Group. The Nursery Inn, Green Lane, Heaton Norris, Stockport, SK4 2NA

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