Congleton, Lawton Street 1898

Congleton, Lawton Street 1898

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Memories of Congleton

Congleton Baths, Late '50s, '60s.

I too have very fond memories of the open air swimming baths in Congleton in the late fifties and the sixties. I can even remember Alec Coles. Happy days. The water was ...Read full memory

A memory of Congleton by Alan Brennan

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 ...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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Congleton by Lyn Smith

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About this photo

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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