Congleton Museum was proud to present a stall at the centenary celebration of the Congleton Band Stand last Sunday. Focusing on WW1-era Congleton, the stall attracted a large number of visitors. Good music and good weather ensured a great time was had by all! [Pictured: Marget Williamson and guests]
What a lovely busy atmosphere with the busy weavers last Friday afternoon at our Behind the Scenes event. The museum’s talented Textiles Group proudly showed off all their hard work restoring the Congleton Town Tapestry. Well done all of you!
Exciting news! Keith Heron has very kindly donated a microscope for us to use for our MAKING FABRIC FURRY event…and then for many other things after that!
Dr Joan Alcock, pictured with her brother, reminisces with guests at the ceremonial launch of ‘Congleton Through Time’ on 15th May. Joan was accompanied by Collections Manager Ian Doughty, who helped compile the book. Fun times were had and memories shared by all during the successful evening. ‘Congleton Through Time’ is available at the museum shop for £14.99.
HOORAH!! Congleton Museum’s Evacuee Experience has made the Top 100 UKED list for places to take school children.
See website: issuu.com/ukedchat/docs/uked_magazine_may_2014
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the museum pub quiz and raffle. Over £350 was raised for museum activities! The quiz was won by the `Sahara Desert Canoe Club’ (pictured). The lucky winners each received a dinner at Bon-O-Phool Indian restaurant.
Looking for a fun family activity over the coming Easter Bank Holiday? Why not pop in and visit the museum? Congleton Museum is open as usual on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday!
Yesterday you met Jan and Jenny, two students from Germany. They are part of a group of eight German students undertaking work experience in Congleton over the next two weeks. The whole group is pictured during a training session at the museum. While Jan and Jenny are staying with us, other members of the group are working at Siemens, Max Spielmann Photography, Victoria Mill Antique Centre and Dane Plus Housing. With funding provided by the Leonardo Da Vinci fund, local professional Jane Ash, has been bringing small groups of European students to Congleton for the past four years. The students are housed with host families in the town while they take part in vocational training courses.
We are Jenny Blaszczyk and Jan Müller, from Germany. Both of us are 19 years old. We are working at Congleton Museum for two weeks.
My co-worker Jenny and I, are translating some stories of the museum into German. We hope that we get a lot of work experience and a good cooperation with the museum.
A brilliant book launch for local historian Lyndon Murgatroyd!
Congleton Museum welcomed over 100 visitors to the launch of ‘Lest We Forget’, which tells of the experiences of Congleton’s servicemen through both world wars. Over £2000 worth of books were sold and Lyndon kindly donated two boxes of books valued at £360 to the museum. (Lyndon and his wife Sue are pictured centre).