Congleton, Lawton Street 1898

Congleton, Lawton Street 1898

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Memories of Congleton

Grim Days

US army military police stationed on bridge during WW2

A memory of Congleton by Roy Bowyer

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

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

Congleton Baths

Congleton Open Air Baths during the 50/60s. It had the entrance of a theatre, 2 steps up with an overhanging portico and glass doors that opened up to a foyer. It was well painted in the colours of the day, council green and ...Read full memory

A memory of Congleton by Alec Coles

This photo is available to buy in a range of sizes and styles, including framed and on canvas.

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