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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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World War 1 Weaving

August 9, 2014 @ 9:30 am - November 29, 2014 @ 12:30 am
Free. Note - Saturdays only

A large World War One commemorative weaving is being created at Congleton Museum by Trish Lovell. Every Saturday from the 9th August to the end of November, Trish will be at the museum creating the large green field to which poppies can be attached. Trish hopes that people will come with last year’s or this year’s poppies and pin them to the woven field. Visitors are very welcome to write their name, the name of a loved one, or even…

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Rode Hall Silver Band exhibition

August 14, 2014 @ 12:00 am - September 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Congleton Museum is proud to host a special exhibition on the Rode Hall Silver Band. Established in 1837 to lead parishioners from Scholar Green to Astbury Church, the band is now a staple of local events and celebrations. Included in the display is an 1837 brass drum, still used by the band, along with information about the band's membership during the two world wars. This free exhibit is open until September 8th. Pictured: the band in 1880.

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Fun Fridays for 7-11 year olds – creating black and white images

August 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£5

Fun things with newspapers - creating images. Bring a camera if you have one. See Education page for details.

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Sewing Saturdays for 7 – 11 year olds – weaving

August 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Look at examples of weaving, and then weave a story of our own! See education page for details.

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Fun Fridays for 7 – 11 year olds – blue green and purple under the microscope

August 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£5

Search for Blue Clues in the museum, and create some landscape creations! See education page for details.

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Sewing Saturdays for 7 – 11 year olds – patchwork

August 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£5

Mosaic fun, tessellation, and patchwork. See Education page for details.

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Fun Fridays for 7 – 11 year olds – the sun shines down on me!

August 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£5

Orange, yellow and red - create backdrop for fashion show models! See Education page for details.

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Sewing Saturdays for 7 – 11 year olds – Cross stitch

August 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£5

Look at some amazing embroidery, and then begin to sew. See the Education page for details.

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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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