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September 2018

Talk – Congleton and the Somme

September 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

The opening day of the Battle of the Somme saw the British Army lose over 60,000 men. This talk looks at the conduct of the campaign and the fate of some of the Congleton men who fought in it. Free entry. Speaker: Linda Hulse.

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Talk – The Congleton Hoards

September 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

17th Century Congleton is defined by the Civil War and associated coin hoards from Moody Street and Priesty Fields. This talk will use these two fascinating discoveries to unlock the tensions which existed in the town during this period. Free entry. Speaker: Ian Doughty.

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Guided Walk – History on Your Doorstep

September 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

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. Free. Leader: Ian Doughty.

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Talk – Congleton, a Town of Surprises by Ian Doughty

September 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free – £2.50

Free entry for Friends of the museum or £2.50 for visitors.

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Gentle Walk – Congleton’s Lost Buildings

September 30, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3 – £7

A gentle walk organised by Dementia Friendly Congleton but open to everyone who would prefer a shorter walk, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Focusing on Congleton's Lost Buildings. Meet at the Museum at 2.30pm on Sunday 30th September. Prices including cream tea. Walker with accompanying carer £7, Walker £5, Friends of the Museum £3  

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October 2018

Walk – The Importance of Water

October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Importance of Water

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November 2018

Walk – Co-operation in Congleton

November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Co-operation in Congleton

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Jazz and Hotpot Supper!

November 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mossley Village Hall CW12 3HX + Google Map
£12 – £15
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March 2019

Walk – Congleton’s Lost Buildings

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Using images this walk will extend the museum's 'Lost Buildings' exhibition by looking for the locations of some of the many buildings which the town has lost over the past 120 years.

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April 2019

Walk – Religion in Congleton

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£3.50 – £6

  This walk through the religious history of the town will illustrate how the Corporation asserted the town's religious independence from Astbury Church and how the 18th and 19th century industrial growth led to a diversity in religious buildings, belief and practice.

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