Congleton Park – History and Restoration


By Dr J.P. Alcock


To celebrate the restoration of Congleton Park in 2005, Dr. Joan Alcock and Margaret Williamson MBE, wrote twin booklets on its history and restoration.

As we approach the 150th anniversary in 2021, of the park’s opening, Dr Alcock has revisited these publications bringing together in one booklet, the fascinating story of how the park came into being. Featured for over 100 years as a venue for local celebrations, it fell into decline at the end of the 20th century, and the Congleton Town Millennium Committee secured Heritage Lottery Funding to bring about its restoration.