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October 2013

At the Chalk Face

October 6, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Musuem, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3 – £5

The provision of education or the lack of it can have a considerable impact upon the way a community develops for generations. This walk will look at how education was provided within the town and some of the conflicts which it created between 1870 and 1936.

Leader: Ian Doughty

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Halloween Ghost Walk

October 31, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congleton Musuem

Starting from the museum and ending up for ghoulish games at Visyon in Fellowship House:  17:00 a walk for accompanied children 17:30 and 18:30 walks for older children and adults  Tickets (from the museum or tourist office) £1 - under 5s £2 - older children and adults £6 - Group ticket (up to 5 –max 2 adults) For the 17:00 walk accompanying adults will only pay £1  Fancy dress optional. Prizes for the best home made outfits.

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March 2014

Discovering Your Congleton

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

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

In search of Georgian Congleton

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

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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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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