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October 2015

From Mansion to Cottage

October 4, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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$3 - $5

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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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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Free

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

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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£3 - £5

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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THE YOUNG COLLECTORS

November 7, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£2.50

The Young Collectors welcomes young people to view Congleton Museum's many collections of things and to share some of their own.The morning will include looking and handling precious artefacts, learning all about them - where they come from, who collected them, how they compare with others similar items from around the world and then looking at our own collections -  perhaps something that a relative collected or something that might inspire us all to be on the look-out for the items too. We will…

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February 2016

Congleton A Textile Town – A Talk by Ian Doughty

February 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Paul’s Community Room, Marley Road
Poynton, SK12 1LY United Kingdom
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Poynton History Society presents a talk by Ian Doughty - 'Congleton A Textile Town'. Wednesday 3rd February - 7.30pm at St Paul's Community Room, Marley Rd, Poynton

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Games Afternoon

February 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£3

Congleton Museum will be hosting an afternoon of traditional games, including bagatelle and shove ha'penny! Price is £3 or £2 for friends of the museum.

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Congleton Created by Water – A Talk by Ian Doughty

February 10, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Congleton Library
£2

It might have been a bit wet recently but there's more to come as Ian Doughty's theme for our February meeting is "Congleton - Created by Water". Wednesday 10th Feb 7.30pm, Congleton Library Meeting Room. Visitors welcome at £2 per head, free to members of Congleton History Society. This talk is hosted by the Congleton History Society.    

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Congleton and Gallipoli – A Talk by Linda Hulse

February 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£2

Linda Hulse will be presenting a talk on Congleton and Gallipoli in conjunction with the exhibition at Congleton Museum. This promises to be an excellent talk, so if you missed it the first time now's your chance! The talk is free to members of the museum and £2 per head for non members.

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Cheshire Hoards and Romano British Conference

February 27, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
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Free

The Cheshire Hoards and the Romano-British North West Conference at the Museum of Liverpool, Saturday 27 February 2016, 10am – 5pm FREE ENTRY 10am – Registration and refreshments 10.20am Welcome Liz Stewart – Curator of Archaeology, Museum of Liverpool 10.30am The Malpas Hoard and the flight of Caratacus Sam Moorhead – National Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman Coins, PAS, British Museum 11am A Cheshire Treasure: The Knutsford Hoard Vanessa Oakden – Finds Liaison Officer Cheshire, Greater Manchester and…

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March 2016

Girls and Boys Come out to Play

March 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - July 31, 2016 @ 3:45 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

Congleton Museum presents an imaginative and interactive exhibition of toys, activities and games of bygone years. This exhibition will be an interactive experience for children who are welcome to stay and play!

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