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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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Guided Walk – Congleton’s Lost Buildings

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

It is often believed that Congleton lost many of its old and attractive buildings during the 1970's and the 1980's. However, the 1920's were even more destructive. Participants will find out where these buildings were and what made them important. Meet at the Museum at 2pm. Free. Leader: Ian Doughty.

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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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Guided Walk – History on Your Doorstep

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

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. Free. Leader: 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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Gentle Walk – Congleton’s Lost Buildings

September 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3 – £7

A gentle walk organised by Dementia Friendly Congleton but open to everyone who would prefer a shorter walk, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Focusing on Congleton's Lost Buildings. Meet at the Museum at 2.30pm on Sunday 30th September. Prices including cream tea. Walker with accompanying carer £7, Walker £5, Friends of the Museum £3  

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October 2018

Walk – The Importance of Water

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Importance of Water

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November 2018

Walk – Co-operation in Congleton

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Co-operation in Congleton

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