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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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March 2015

Religion in Congleton

March 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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$3 – $5

This walk through the religious history of the town will use buildings to show how Astbury Church imposed itself upon Congleton, and how the town’s Victorian expansion led to diversity in religious buildings, practice and belief.

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April 2015

Ancient Places

April 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3 – £5

Follow in the footsteps of the medieval priests as they walked from Astbury to Congleton to take Divine Service at the Higher Chapel of St Peter’s. Depending on the weather, waterproof footwear may be required.

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May 2015

Congleton and the Age of Enlightenment

May 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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$3 – $5

Bradshaw House was the last of Congleton Georgian town mansions to be built. This walk will look at how the ‘Age of Enlightenment’ and the Industrial Revolution changed the architecture of the town.

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June 2015

A Pub Crawl through Time

June 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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$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

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July 2015

Mill Walks and Industrial Yarns

July 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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$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.

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August 2015

History on your Doorstep

August 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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$3 – $5

What is the story behind a name?  What can the present tell us about the past?  During this walk we will look at some of the techniques which can be used when visiting an unfamiliar place to find out about its history.

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