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July 2015

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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$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 2015

History on your Doorstep

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

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

The Importance of Water

September 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, 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.

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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

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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