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August 2014

Sewing Saturdays for 7 – 11 year olds – Cross stitch

August 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£5

Look at some amazing embroidery, and then begin to sew. See the Education page for details.

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September 2014

People and Places

September 7, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£3 – £5

Congleton has associations with a number of men and women who have had an impact upon local, national and international affairs.  This walk looks at the various places linked with people like John Bradshaw, President of the Court that tried Charles I and Elizabeth Wolstenholme-Elmy, a   prominent campaigner for women’s rights. Leader: Ian Doughty

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Sewing Saturdays for 7 – 11 year olds – making rosettes

September 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
donations appreciated

Visit Eaton Bank's exhibition at the museum, and enjoy a workshop making rosettes. See Education page for details.

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October 2014

Changing Places

October 5, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£3 – £5

This walk will use images of Congleton, taken over the past 100 years, to show how the main streets to the east of the town have developed to meet the changing social and economic needs of the town and its inhabitants.  Leader: Ian Doughty

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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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