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September 2013

Changing Places

September 1, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Musuem, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET.
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£3 - £5

This walk will use images of Congleton, taken over the past 100 years, to show how the main streets to the west 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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The History of Religion in Congleton

September 13, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congleton Musuem
£2,

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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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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December 2013

World War I comes to Congleton Museum

December 13, 2013 @ 8:00 am - February 22, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET

A travelling kiosk of images showing the impact Word War 1 had on communities across Cheshire is being hosted by Congleton Museum until 22 February 2014.  Congleton images include Somerford Hall being used as a military hospital and the ladies' war working party, in the town hall, making comforts for the troops.  These, in association with similar images, including the recruitment of soldiers by the Cheshire Regiment at Chester Castle, recuperating soldiers at the Barbour Institute at Tattenhall and the way in…

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February 2014

Half Term Workshops for 5-11 year-olds

February 21, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Congleton Museum
£4.00

Workshops available are Collage Fabric Poetry Fishy facts Times: 10.30 - 12.00 am, and 1.00 - 2.30 pm

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Art Fun for Grown ups

February 28, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Congleton Museum
£4.00

The History of Modern Art with practical workshops. Friday 28th Feb 10.30 - 12.00, or 1.00 - 2.30.

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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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Pub Quiz

April 13, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Young Pretender Congleton,
£8 - £10

Pub Quiz with supper Advance notice of our pub quiz to be held at the Young Pretender on Sunday 13 April 2014 in the evening.  Tickets, which will include supper, cost £10 (reduced to £8 for Friends of the Museum). Please put the date in your diary and ‘book’ your team members now. Nearer the time an email will be sent as a reminder. We will run a matching service for individuals who are not in a team and make…

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