Today in Congleton history: While walking up Moody Street on 13th September 1956, the then editor of the Congleton Chronicle met Mr Aaron Machin, who had been working on one of the black and white cottages. He was shown a handful of what at first looked like brass counters. This was the discovery of the first Congleton Coin Hoard. These Civil War era gold coins are now on display at Congleton Museum. Please pop in if you’d like to see them!