Congleton, Lawton Street 1898

Memories of Congleton

Massie Harper Licensee.

In my early teens I spent the war years living in this hotel, when my grandfather was the licensee. I believe he held the licence from 1874 to 1943 - a time record I suspect but I cannot confirm this. He was well known ...Read full memory

A memory of Congleton by Claire Allen

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

Chilhood Memories.

During the 1960's and 70's l would walk down the old back lane from Buglawton to Havannah village. with my sisters and friend Caroline Beard. we would go to the house at the far end on this photo, where an old lady had a few ...Read full memory

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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