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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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Talk – More Lost Buildings

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

Following our recent successful exhibition, this talk will look at more of those fascinating buildings Congleton has lost to 20th century developments.

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May 2019

Walk – Mill Walks and Industrial Yarns

May 5 @ 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.

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Talk – The Hogg Family of Davenshaw

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free – £2.50

The Hogg family lived at and operated Davenshaw Mill for over 100 years. This talk will examine how this family came to Congleton, the influence they had on the town and the surrounding area. Speaker: Ian Doughty Free Entry to Friends of the Museum or £2.50 for Visitors  

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June 2019

Walk – Routeways to the Past

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6
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Talk – What do you Know?

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

This session will use old images of Congleton and the surrounding area to stimulate personal reminiscences which we can add to the museum’s archives. Speaker: Ian Doughty Free entry for members or £2.50 for visitors.  

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July 2019

Walk – Congleton Park

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6
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August 2019

Walk – Throstles Nest by Tommy’s Brook

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6
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Dementia Friendly Talk – Congleton Past – A Session of Old Images

August 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3
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