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Congleton War Memorial Hospital 100th Anniversary

On Monday 27 May, 12pm-5pm, Congleton Park -FREE

Join in the celebrations for Congleton War Memorial 100th Anniversary.

This free entry event promises a vibrant mix of activities that will transport people back to the Roaring Twenties. Highlights include:

  • Live Music and Entertainment: Pomp and ceremony from Silk Brass Band, lively 1920s tunes from Swingamathing and party favourites from Churnet Sound Radio.
  • RSPCA Dog Show: Enter your furry friends for just £2 and compete for the top spot.
  • Food & Drink Stalls: Savour delicious treats and refreshments from a variety of local vendors.
  • Keep the kids entertained: Get hands on in the craft tent,  join in the circus skills workshops and creative facepainting for a small charge of £3 (proceeds to Pancreatic Cancer).
  • Climbing Wall: Challenge yourself and conquer the climbing wall.
  • 1920s Vintage Cars: Admire a collection of beautifully restored vintage cars from the 1920s.
  • Hospital Trail: Follow the trail through the park, finding the missing items from Dr Cure’s medical bag!
  • Fancy dress competition – Prizes available for the best costumes!

Established in 1924 and opened by HRH Duke of York (later King George VI), the hospital holds a significant place in the town’s history. East Cheshire NHS Trust encourages local residents to contribute their cherished memories of the hospital to an online portal. Share your stories and experiences by submitting them to: ecntstaff.comms@nhs.net.

Time Table of Events:

  • 12.00pm                 Official Opening by Congleton Town Mayor  
  • 12.00pm-12.45pm   Swingamathing – Live music
  • 12.45pm-1.00pm     Fancy Dress Competition – Doctors and Nurses
  • 1.00pm – 1.15pm    Party tunes from Churnet Sound
  • 1.15pm-2.00pm       Swingamathing – live music
  • 2.00pm–2.05pm      NHS Trust/Mayor
  • 2.05pm-2.50pm       Silk Brass Band
  • 2.50pm-3.35pm       Churnet Sound
  • 3.35pm-4.20pm       Silk Brass Band Pomp and Ceremony
  • 4.20pm-5.00pm       Party tunes from Churnet Sound
  • 5.00pm                      Grand finale


1.00pm-3.00pm      RSPCA (Macclesfield) Dog Show – £2 per entrant (Field)

12.00pm-5.00pm    Local food and drink stalls

12.00pm-5.00pm –FREE

  • Circus Skills hosted Jayroll
  • Climbing Wall hosted by Peak Education Through Adventure
  • Craft tent, face painting and temporary tattoos
  • Tug of War
  • Vintage 1920s cars
  • Local Community stalls
  • Hospital Trail – Dr Cure has lost their medical bag, can you find its contents?

Disabled Parking

There will be designated Blue Badge parking on Hankinson’s field, off Park Road, follow the big blue signs.


In addition to town centre car parks, free event parking is available on Siemens, Jackson Road and Beresford’s, off Willow Street (opp St Stephen’s Church).

The town council are encouraging residents to walk to the park if they can as surrounding roads and car parks will be extremely busy.


There is a permanent disabled toilet facility in the park by the Pavilion, there will also be Port-a-loos by the bowling green in the park.

Please note that the park has a hard standing perimeter path all the way round but most of the events will take place on the main field which could be soft depending on the weather.


Please help us look after our beautiful park, there will be plenty of bins around the park to place litter in or please take it home!