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Members undertake and encourage research into local history and wider historical topics


We arrange a series of monthly talks covering local, national and international historical interests


Members have produced numerous books and booklets on Congleton & the local area. These now tend to be published by Congleton Museum with whom we have a strong working relationship.

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Congleton History Society was formed in 1963 with the intention of producing a history of the town to mark the 700th anniversary of Congleton gaining its Market Charter. This resulted in the publication of  W B Stephens' History of Congleton in 1970 in plenty of time for the Charter Year celebrations of 1972. (The Book is now out of print and used copies command a significant premium)

Following publication of the book the society continued with new objectives - to promote the understanding of history in general and particularly that of Congleton and the surrounding area. 

Half a century on we continue to undertake research, publish booklets and work closely with Congleton Museum. We meet in New Life Church, West Road, Congleton CW12 4EY

 on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from September to May to present talks by members and visiting speakers  - visitors are always welcome!

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May sees our final meeting of the season and will consist of a short Annual General Meeting followed by a talk on the use of "Poisons in Medicine" by our President, Lyndon Murgatroyd.


Meetings are at New Life Church, West Road, CW12 4EY

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Congleton History Society
23,Sandbach Road
Congleton CW12 4LB
United Kingdom




We work closely with Congleton Museum and would encourage you to visit the website (linked below)

The Congleton Chronicle is another valuable resource for research and we appreciate access granted to their archives and old photographs