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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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March 2020

Walk – Shadows in the Town

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

Many lost features of the past are associated with notable properties in the town. Where are they and where can we find them?  This walk will seek out significant buildings subsequently hidden by modern developments. Leader Peter Aston  

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April 2020

Walk – A Pub Crawl Through Time

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Where have all our pubs gone? In 1906 there were 63 Public Houses for 10,500 people. This walk will seek out those long lost drinking establishments and look at how those which still exist have changed over the years. Leader Lyndon Murgatroyd  

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May 2020

Walk – Mansion to Cottage

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

Using old images, this walk will take you on a tour of the west side of Congleton. We will look at how this area of the town has changed over the past 100 years from large Georgian Mansions set in private gardens to rows of terraced cottages. Leader: Ian Doughty  

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June 2020

Walk – Mill Walks and Industrial Yarns

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

It is difficult to imagine that rural Congleton was one of the earliest mill towns. Its first and largest silk mill was erected in 1752, long before Arkwright’s mills at Cromford. This walk will aim to show the extent of the town’s textile heritage and how it influenced the lives of its inhabitants. Leader Lyndon Murgatroyd  

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July 2020

Walk – Artisan to Patrician

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Green Island was one of Congleton’s major industrial centres with its textile mills and workers houses, including the notorious Gibraltar Rocks. In contrast the Edwardian and Victorian villas of Park Lane reflect the self assuredness of the town’s industrial and commercial elite. Leader: Ian Doughty  

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