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

Wonderful Memories

My great grandfather - Charles Dale was living at Moreton Old Hall when this photograph was taken. His family, the Dales, had become tenant farmers for Moreton Old Hall in the 1860s and the Hall was the farmhouse that was ...Read full memory

A memory of Congleton by Lyn Smith

Easter Hols

We used to come over from Conisbrough near Doncaster with my mam and dad, Raymond Dawson, who came from Buglawton, William Street if I remember, and every year we would watch the carnival and also walk up The Cloud. Does anyone ...Read full memory

A memory of Congleton by securityshaun

Grim Days

US army military police stationed on bridge during WW2

A memory of Congleton by Roy Bowyer

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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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