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April 2015
£5

Ancient Places

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

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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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
$5

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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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
$5

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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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
$5

History on your Doorstep

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

The Importance of Water

September 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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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.

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Valuation of items by Adam Partridge

September 22, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Congleton Library

Adam Partridge, Auctioneer/TV personality will be carrying out valuations on Tuesday Sept 22 at the Library meeting room between 10.30 and 12.00.  Admission is free: valuations will cost £2 for one item and £5 for three. Tea/coffee and cake will be available. Search the loft for interesting items to bring and invite your friends to join you.

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October 2015
$5

From Mansion to Cottage

October 4, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Using old images, this walk will take you on a tour of the west side of Congleton. We will look at how this area of the town has changed over the past 100 years from large Georgian Mansions set in private gardens to rows of terraced cottages

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Free

Poetry Puzzles and Rhyming Riddles

October 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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MUSEUMS AT NIGHT As part of the MUSEUMS AT NIGHT Congleton Museum invites you to a fun night of searching the museum for Poetry Puzzles and Rhyming Riddles hidden amongst our wonderful artefacts and displays. Education Officer, Jean Westbrook, also a community artist, will be bringing with her one of the 60 Blankets currently being made from The Biggest Cardigan in The World and offering participants a chance to write a short poem which will be worked into the blanket…

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November 2015
£5

The Co-operative Movement in Congleton

November 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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As the Industrial Revolution forced many skilled workers into poverty, the Rochdale Pioneers, the fathers of the Co-op Movement, opened their own store selling food they could not otherwise afford. This spread to other industrial towns including Congleton. This walk will chart this growth and visit the shops/premises much loved in people’s memories.

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