Congleton Heraldic Flag Project

Congleton Heraldic Flag Project celebrating the Town’s 750 year birthday

Congleton Community Projects were delighted to receive a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £9,200 for an exciting heritage project, to create the bespoke designed and hand painted Heraldic flags that decorate our Town Centre, celebrating 750 years since the Charter in 1272.

The grant was made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. Local volunteer artists painted the flags in Saturday workshops starting in last September through to December under the guidance of lead professional artist Petra Lea from the Electric Picture House.

Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project has enabled local residents to discover the places, spaces and people who created history where they live in a special exhibition put together by Congleton Museum and Congleton Community Projects. When local residents pointed out the importance of 2022 CCP and Congleton Town Council set about pulling together lots of community groups and organisations and developed a programme of events to celebrate the 750 years since the signing of the Charter. It was a fantastic year and thanks to everyone who took part in organising or volunteering for events and so ensuring it was such a success.
You can see how the year unfolded here

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