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March 2013

Surprising Trades – 3rd March 2013

March 3, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congleton Musuem, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET. United Kingdom
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£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 associations with other industries, such as the manufacture of cigars and billiard balls.

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April 2013

Meet the Author – drop in session Friday 5th April 4-7 pm

April 5, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congleton Musuem

Several local authors will be available to discuss their work and to sign their books/ booklets which will be on sale. The following local authors will be present: Joan Alcock Peter Boon David Daniel Lyndon Murgatroyd There will not be an admission charge, although donations would be welcome. Refreshments will be available.

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Ancient Places – 7th April 2013

April 7, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congleton Musuem, 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 2013

Discovering Your Congleton – 5th May 2013

May 5, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congleton Musuem, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET.
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£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 it's street plan and explore places that help explain the town's significance in national history"

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June 2013

A Pub Crawl through Time

June 2, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congleton Musuem, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET. United Kingdom
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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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The Staffordshire Hoard – a talk by Stephen Dean

June 6, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congleton Library

Join Stephen Dean for a talk about The Staffordshire Hoard. One of the first people to see the Staffordshire Hoard is coming to tell people in Congleton all about it. Stephen Dean, Staffordshire’s top archaeologist, is an inspiring speaker and says, “I can talk for hours on this subject.” He’ll be at Congleton Library on Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm. Originally planned to be held at the museum, the take up is already  so good, it has been transferred to the downstairs room at the library.…

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July 2013

Mill Walks and Industrial Yarns

July 7, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Musuem, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET. United Kingdom
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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 2013

The Importance of Water

August 4, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Musuem, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET.
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£3 - £5

Water has been important in the development of Congleton as both a means of transport and an industrial resource for the tanning and textile trades. The provision of drinking water and an effective sewage disposal system was still concerning the town as late as the 1960s.

Leader: Ian Doughty

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