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View Medieval Congleton at the Library

Congleton Town Council is encouraging members of the public to visit Congleton Library to view the wonderful diorama of medieval Congleton. The three-dimensional model village will be on display from Monday 12 until Saturday 24 September 2022 as part of Congleton Heritage & Antiques Festival (10-25 September).

The medieval masterpiece, created and sponsored by husband and wife team Jenny and John Unsworth for the town’s 750th Charter Year celebrations has previously been on display in July for the ‘Behind Closed Doors’ exhibition at the Town Hall. Over 400 school children and hundreds of visitors were amazed by the hand crafted village, featuring Dane Bridge and more than thirty handmade buildings and houses full of busy tradespeople and artifacts.

Congleton Town Mayor, Cllr Margaret Gartside said: “We are delighted the display will be resurrected again for even more Congletonians to appreciate. We are extremely grateful to Congleton Library for their support, the imagined village of a medieval Congleton in 1272  is rather large and will take up a lot of space at the library over the next two weeks. It’s a fantastic opportunity for residents who missed if first time round, or those who were fortunate to see it before to revisit to fully appreciate the attention to detail. It’s one of those things, where something new jumps out at you each time you look at. Jenny’s vision, talent and passion for Congleton is outstanding – don’t miss it.”

Meet the Makers! Jenny will be giving a tour of the town model and about life in Medieval Congleton on Saturday 17 September. The free event is from 10am-12 noon. No need to book, just turn up.

Public viewing will coincide with the library opening hours. Admission is free of charge.  Jenny and the library team kindly request all visitors to be respectful of the exhibition, touching the display is not allowed due to its fragile and delicate condition.