Congleton, Lawton Street 1898

Congleton, Lawton Street 1898

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Memories of Congleton

Childhood Memories Of Congleton Park Boats.

My brother, George Machin, used to go on these boats. He was in the building trade and they used to wear heavy donkey jackets etc. Him and his mates broke up for the holidays from work with their ...Read full memory

A memory of Congleton by Ann Hartley

Grim Days

US army military police stationed on bridge during WW2

A memory of Congleton by Roy Bowyer

Timbersbrook Smithy

Just to the right of where this photo has been taken was the village smithy, it was built in 1947 by my grandfather Harold Cottrell and my father Reg Cottrell. They continued the business started by my Gt Gd Father Fred ...Read full memory

William & Jane Kay Marriage 1865

My Great, Great, Grand parents William & Jane Kay came from Congleton Cheshire. They were married 20-February 1865 in St Peters Church Congleton (marriage certificate) Witnesses were John Frost and Ann ...Read full memory

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History

In the 17th century the Congleton Corporation had just enough money in the kitty to buy a new Bible for the parish church. However, the town bear suddenly died, leaving the town facing something of a dilemma. With only enough cash to buy either the Bible or a new bear, the choice was simple: a new bear.

This is an excerpt from Cheshire Photographic Memories, by Clive Hardy

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