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Delve into the fascinating stories that made Congleton the town it is today!

Congleton War Memorial Hospital 1924 – 2024

Congleton War Memorial History celebrates 100 years in 2024

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From Vision to Reality: The inspiring story of Congleton Museum’s inception

How a determined band of volunteers created and now runs an accredited museum to illustrate the story of Congleton.

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A portrait of John Whitehurst

Clockmaking: A lost industry of Congleton

Congleton’s clockmakers were the town’s precision engineers of the 18th and early 19th centuries...

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Exploring the Woodwork Artistry of Samuel Frodsham

What links a war memorial in St Martin’s Church, Ashton on Mersey, a shop window at 7 Swan Bank, the library fittings in Gawsworth Hall, the screen and roof of Astbury Church and the font cover of St James Church, Congleton?

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Harvesting Hope: Congleton’s Women Land Army in the Great War

The story of a Congleton-born Land Army girl.

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George Wright

George Wright of Thomas Street Congleton was a fustian cutter who enlisted in 1914....

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Old electricity generating station

Electrifying Congleton: Igniting a New Era of Light and Power

Why did electricity come to Congleton so late?

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Colour image of Mow Cop Castle in Biddulph

Knickebein, Mow Cop and Aspirin

How Mow Cop became the Aspirin to cure a wartime RAF Headache...

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Harry Horton

A decorated Congleton soldier, who went missing in action in 1918

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1875 map of Conlgleton

A brief history of Congleton

From a Neolithic settlement to a medieval market town, a centre for the textile industry to a home for Dutch soldiers in WW2 - Congleton through the ages...

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