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Memories of Congleton, the Lion and Swan Hotel 1898

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 in his time for being an alderman for, I gather, some 40 years. He died still Chairman of the (...Read full memory)

I remember being taken to Congleton Park and going on the big slide. I liked it most when it was so slippy, you fell off at the bottom. Now with Health & Safety the slide has disappeared, although there is a play area for children with more up-to-date equipment, there is nothing there like the big slide.

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