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November 2014

Surprising Trades

November 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£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 association with other industries such as the manufacture of cigars and billiard balls. Leader: Peter Aston

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(Change of Venue) :Training for the Trenches: Great War Camps on Cannock Chase

November 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£4

Stephen Dean, principal archaeologist at Staffs, will be returning to give a talk on Friday November 7 at 19.30. Stephen’s talk will be on the story that is evident in his latest dig at Cannock Chase. This was the training ground for the trenches for many soldiers from the Cheshire Regiment and other Northern regiments. Were your ancestors there? Change of venue for Stephen Dean's talk Training for the Trenches: Great War Camps on Cannock Chase. Mr Dean's talk this…

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March 2015

Religion in Congleton

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

This walk through the religious history of the town will use buildings to show how Astbury Church imposed itself upon Congleton, and how the town’s Victorian expansion led to diversity in religious buildings, practice and belief.

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April 2015

Ancient Places

April 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, 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 2015

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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$3 - $5

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

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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$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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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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