This fascinating collection of more than 180 archive photographs traces some of the many ways in which Congleton has changed and developed over the last hundred years. All aspects of everyday life are recorded here, from shops, businesses, churches and schools to work and leisure, day trips and days off. The landscapes and landmarks of the town and its surrounding areas are captured in this valuable historical record of life in the area as it used to be. The author is a respected historian and the author of several previous books on the region. With images from the Congleton Museum, which has a large collection of photos, the Congleton Chronicle and private collections, this book will reawaken nostalgic memories for many, while offering others a unique glimpse of the past.