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Many 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 Details

ISBN: 9780752429465
ISBN-10: 0752429469
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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