Congleton History & Guide
By (author) Joan P. Alcock
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Congleton History & Guide by Joan P. Alcock
Book DescriptionMany Congleton residents will know the story of how the townspeople sold their Bible in the seventeenth century in order to buy a new bear, but details of other episodes from the town's history may be less well known. This engaging study, illustrated with over 100 photographs and a variety of other archive material, presents for the first time a chronological history of this Cheshire market town from Neolithic times to the twenty-first century. As well as recording the local developments that have taken place it also examines how world war affected the town and contributed to its story. A feature of this book is a pair of walking tours, which can be taken independently of the main text and allow the reader to explore Congleton's history through its existing streets, buildings and canal.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752429465
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Bread, Paperback (October 2008)
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London Inn Signs, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Joan P. Alcock
Illustrated with over 100 photographs, this work presents inn signs from notable historic inns in London and offers an insight into the stories behind the signs. It aims to discover the origins of the inn names. It is suitable for anyone wanting to follow a historic trail of London's inns, and to local history groups who organise such walks.
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Author Biography - Joan P. Alcock
Joan P. Alcock is an archaeologist and historian who has researched, written and lectured on Congleton's history for many years. She is President of the Congleton History Society.
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