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June 2013

The Staffordshire Hoard – a talk by Stephen Dean

June 6, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congleton Library

Join Stephen Dean for a talk about The Staffordshire Hoard. One of the first people to see the Staffordshire Hoard is coming to tell people in Congleton all about it. Stephen Dean, Staffordshire’s top archaeologist, is an inspiring speaker and says, “I can talk for hours on this subject.” He’ll be at Congleton Library on Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm. Originally planned to be held at the museum, the take up is already  so good, it has been transferred to the downstairs room at the library.…

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September 2013
£2

The History of Religion in Congleton

September 13, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congleton Musuem

Peter Aston, museum trustee and chairman of Congleton History Society, will give a talk on Friday 13 September at 7.30 pm at the museum. He will conduct a pictorial tour of churches in Congleton, explaining their individual histories and the influences (both local and national) that affected their development.  

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March 2014
£5

Discovering Your Congleton

March 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum

New to Congleton? Would you like to know more about your town? This walk is for you. Explore the origins of the town, the medieval development of its street plan and explore places that help explain the town’s significance in national history. Organiser: Peter Aston

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April 2014
£5

In search of Georgian Congleton

April 6, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum

What were the influences which brought about the change in the architecture of the town from medieval timber framed buildings to Georgian elegance?  This walk looks at how the growth of the textile industry changed the face of the town. Organiser: Ian Doughty  

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May 2014

Congleton through time – Book Signing and Talk by Dr Joan Alcock

May 15, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET

Do you remember Burns’ garage when it was in Park Street ?  Or the old corn mill dominating the entrance to the park?  Maybe you can recall the Premier Cinema in Lawton Street ? If you want to be reminded of the way things were, or find out how Congleton has changed over the past 100 years, you can do no better than read Joan Alcock’s new book, Congleton Through Time. Dr Alcock will be signing copies of her book at the museum on 15th…

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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
£5

A Pub Crawl through Time

June 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum

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
£5

Mill Walks and Industrial Yarns

July 6, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum

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
£5

Shopping in Congleton

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

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
£5

People and Places

September 7, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum

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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