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Brass on the Grass
Congleton Park 2014

Rode Hall Silver Band.

Beartown U3A Ukelele Group.

Macclesfield Silk Brass

Cant't Sing Choir
Oh Yes They Can!

Cant't Sing Choir Again
Oh Yes, Definitely Can!

Jubilee Celebrations 2013

Public enjoyment of Jubilee celebrations in the Park 2013.

Children Climbing Activity in the Park 2013.

Sports Relief in Congleton Park 2012

Runners running around the Park for Sport Relief..

Bonfire in Congleton Park.

Fireworks in Congleton Park.

Fireworks in Congleton Park.

Fireworks in Congleton Park.

Children enjoying climbing activity in Congleton Park.

Bear Sculpture
at bottom of Town Wood

Daffodils in the Park Spring 2007

Daffodils in the Park Spring 2007

Daffodils in the Park Spring 2007

Bluebells in Town Wood

Totem Pole Etchings

Band Concert

The Drinking Fountain when it was situated by the old tennis courts

Viewing Area from the Cannons Town Wood Emplacement

Children Playing on the Old Russian Cannon in Town Wood

Beautiful Floral Display Jubilee Gardens August 2013

Totem Pole Etchings August 2013

Pictoral Meadow August 2013 with a series of Beech Trees Plantings

Totem Pole Etchings August 2013

Town Wood Blackbird.

Volunteers at Work.

FoCP Feather Banner.

Bluebells in Town Wood.

Children's Play Area.

Making the Most of New Facilities added 2014.

Testing the New Zip-Wire to Ensure it is Safe for our Children??

Hold Events in the Park, this is The Can't Sing Choir - Oh Yes They Can!

Town Wood Blackbird.

Town Wood Blackbird.

Our Aging Bear Sculpture.

Our earliest picture of Congleton Park c.1887.

Daffodils in the Park Spring 2007

Town Wood Wildlife.

Artists drawing of some wildlife to be seen in Town Wood, includes a Woodpecker and Grey Squirrel on a Beech tree.

Town Wood Blackbird.

Artists drawing of a Blackbird which can be seen in Town Wood.

Jay in Town Wood.

Artists drawing of a Jay which can be seen in Town Wood.

Bluebells in Town Wood

Bluebells in town Wood

Drinking Fountain 2013

Drinking Fountain in Jubilee Gardens 2013.

Totem Pole Etchings August 2013

Totem Pole Etchings.

Some of our Magnificent Volunteers at work in Town Wood.

Volunteers at work in Town Wood. We have both ladies and gentlemen hard at work on one of the steep paths.

Gosh, looks like our Town Wood workers are on lunch break!

This shows a path under construction, with various tools on the ground, including an overturned wheelbarrow, and no people at all; perhaps they are on lunch!

One of the completed paths in
Town Wood.

A newly completed path in Town Wood. It is quite steep, and in the distance you can see some steps where it gets even steeper.

Bear Sculpture about to be installed at the bottom of Town Wood.

A wooden sculpture of a bear, situated at the bottom of one of the Town Wood paths that comes out near the Park Road entrance.

Making the Most of New Facilities added 2014.

Testing the New Zip-Wire to Ensure it is Safe for our Children??

Jubilee Gardens.

Congleton Park Past Events

Congleton Park Events Planned for 2018

Events Calendar 2018 Congleton Park

June Events in Congleton Park

Sunday 17th June 2018

Brass on the Grass: 1.30pm - 5.30pm

This event has proved to be hugely popular the last few years; if you haven't been, you are seriously missing out, come and join us!


Sunday 24th June 2018

Audley Silver Band: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Another of our regular attractions in recent years as they are so popular with Congleton people, and residents of nearby towns who travel especially to see them!


July Events in Congleton Park

Saturday 7th July 2018

Congleton Carnival & Procession, inc. Dog Show: 11.00am - 7.00pm


Sunday 8th July 2018

Lions Youth Brass Band: 2.30pm - 4.30pm


Sunday 29th July 2018

Rode Hall Brass Band: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Another of our regular attractions in recent years as they are so popular with Congleton people, and residents of nearby towns who travel especially to see them!


August Events in Congleton Park

August / September Weekends

Congleton Youth in Bloom Back to Back Gardens: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Held in the Community Polytunnel opposite the Allotment
every Saturday & Sunday.


Sunday 5th August 2018

U3A The Encores 50's & 60's Band: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

NEW to Congleton Park! U3A are playing music from the best era ever?? - comments welcome on our FB Page - Click Here.


Sunday 12th August 2018

Salt City Jazz Men: 2.30pm - 4.30pm


Sunday 19th August 2018

Rode Hall Brass Band: 2.30pm - 4.30pm


Sunday 19th August 2018

Rode Hall Brass Band: 2.30pm - 4.30pm


September Events in Congleton Park

Sunday 9th September 2018

Children's Treasure Hunt: 1.00pm - 2.00pm


Sunday 9th September 2018

Lions Duck Race: 2.00pm - 4.00pm


November Events in Congleton Park

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Rotary Bonfire: 5.00pm - 9.00pm

This has now become a regular annual event thanks to our magnificent Rotary Club, who do lot's of good works throughout the year; thank you on behalf of the Friends of Congleton Park for all your support.


Events Calendar 2017 Congleton Park

We have several events planned for June and November, some not yet confirmed, so it is worth checking back when you can, and we expect other events to be added too.

Friends of Congleton Park Volunteer Day - Date To Be Advised

We are having a volunteer day to generally clean the park and various items of furniture and equipment, litter pick etc.

We would be extremely grateful for any help you can give to keep your park in tip top condition. We start at 10.30am, so please let us know if you can help, and for how long; if you could give us an hour that would be much appreciated, longer is even better!

If you are able to help us, please Email the Secretary with your name and time you can spare. This will help us to organise our merry band to best effect.



Sunday 23rd April 2017

St Georges Day Triathlon - 1.00pm Start


Saturday 6th May

Promenade Theatre Group: 2.00pm Start


Tuesday 13th June 2017

Teddy Bears Picnic: 12.30 - 2.30pm

Sunday 18th June 2017

Brass on the Grass: 1.15 - 5.30pm


Saturday 1st July 2017

Cheshire East Community Volunteer Service Celebration - 2.00pm - 9.00pm

Saturday 1st July 2017

The Dog Show 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Sunday 9th July 2017

Lions Youth Brass Band: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Sunday 16th July 2017

Audley Brass Band: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Sunday 30th July 2017

Rode Hall Brass Band: 2.30pm - 4.30pm


Sunday 13th August 2017

Salt City Jazz Men: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Sunday 20th August 2017

Rode Hall Brass Band: 2.30pm - 4.30pm


Sunday 17th September 2017

LIons Duck Race: 2.00 - 4.00pm

Sunday 24th September 2017

Kemp Bi-Centenary Walk: 2.00pm - 4.00pm


Saturday 4th November 2017

Rotary Bonfire Display: 5.00pm - 9.00pm



FoCP Volunteers Manning our Stand at Brass on the Grass June 2019

FoCP members are here again! Above you can see our Julie and Sarah helping out with our Information / Membership tent. These wonderful ladies never let us down and helped out with the many tasks at the end of the day.

Here are a few other pictures from the day:

The weather was not the best for the early part of the afternoon, but despite this you can see people had a marvellous time, thanks to all our magnificent bands.

Above you can see Vitalianos Ice Cream; truly delicious, it is worth coming just to savour their many different flavours. Above right, the superb Roberts Bakery Brass Band started off the afternoon for us and went down very well with the crowd.

Above left, we have Macclesfield Silk Brass Band, and there is nothing wrong with the picture, the rain was hammering down, but they played on regardless - the show must go on! Above right we have the amazing Biddulph Male Voice Choir who are a much-loved regular at Brass on the Grass and always wow the crowd with their vocals.

Above left is the Sandbach Youth Brass Band; how did they get to be so good while so young? And finally, they started so they will finish - Roberts Bakery Brass Band to round up a wonderful afternoon of music and vocals - a massive thank you to all our bands, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Feedback after the event was 100% positive, so the final word for 2019 goes to the lady who said "I bloody well love brass bands, thank you"!!!

FoCP members working to keep our visitors supplied with tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits etc. in the Refreshments tent.

Our Magnificent Volunteers at Work Cleaning the Landing Stage

Some of our brilliant volunteers clearing the landing stage adjacent to the river Dane of weeds and vegetation, late May and Early June. Can you help us with things of this nature to keep our Park looking good? The Friends welcome new members, and new ideas, and will encourage you to get actively involved. Want to Get Involved / Join Us More Info...

Brass on the Grass Live in Congleton Park June 2015

Above are the British Legion doing sterling work supporting our Armed Services past and present, and a few of the hundreds who enjoyed the sunshine and the music.

Below are the Rode Hall Silver Band, and the Salt City Jazz men; view of the people seated and enjoying the music; Friends of Congleton Park Gazebo.

Our other magnificent bands providing great entertainment on the day were the Macclesfield Silk Band, Bear Town Ukelele and No Strings Saxaphone Group. Special thanks to our Master of Ceremonies Mr David McCaddon.

Most years we are involved to a greater or lesser degree with events in the Park. Family fun days with a variety of attractions for all ages are often seen during Summer months. We also like to see local young talent encouraged, for example local bands playing their music to a live audience.

If you are local and would like to showcase your talents, please contact us by email in the first instance; we may be able to help, we may not, but will do our best.

FoCP Volunteers Manning our Stand at Brass on the Grass 2015

Some of our magnificent team manning our stand at Brass on the Grass; loads of soft drinks, tea and coffee for the public to purchase to help FoCP raise funds to continue our 'Good Works' !

If you can help us, or want to get involved, please use the email address below - we need you!


FoCP Volunteers Manning our Stand at Brass on the Grass JUne 2016

FoCP members are here again! Above you can see our Chair, Cheshire East Councillor Glen Williams and Congleton MP, Mrs Fiona Bruce offering her support as usual.

Here are a few other pictures from the day:

Our Magnificent Volunteers at Work Cleaning the Landing Stage

Some of our brilliant volunteers clearing the landing stage adjacent to the river Dane of weeds and vegetation, late May and Early June. Can you help us with things of this nature to keep our Park looking good? The Friends welcome new members, and new ideas, and will encourage you to get actively involved. Want to Get Involved / Join Us More Info...

Brass on the Grass Live in Congleton Park June 2015

Above are the British Legion doing sterling work supporting our Armed Services past and present, and a few of the hundreds who enjoyed the sunshine and the music.

Below are the Rode Hall Silver Band, and the Salt City Jazz men; view of the people seated and enjoying the music; Friends of Congleton Park Gazebo.

Our other magnificent bands providing great entertainment on the day were the Macclesfield Silk Band, Bear Town Ukelele and No Strings Saxaphone Group. Special thanks to our Master of Ceremonies Mr David McCaddon.

Most years we are involved to a greater or lesser degree with events in the Park. Family fun days with a variety of attractions for all ages are often seen during Summer months. We also like to see local young talent encouraged, for example local bands playing their music to a live audience.

If you are local and would like to showcase your talents, please contact us by email in the first instance; we may be able to help, we may not, but will do our best.

FoCP Volunteers Manning our Stand at Brass on the Grass 2015

Some of our magnificent team manning our stand at Brass on the Grass; loads of soft drinks, tea and coffee for the public to purchase to help FoCP raise funds to continue our 'Good Works' !

If you can help us, or want to get involved, please use the email address below - we need you!


Past Events held in Congleton Park

FoCP Volunteers Manning our Stand at Ark in the Park August 2015

FoCP members are here again! Above you can see our Secretary, Alison Williams; our Chair, Cheshire East Councillor Glen Williams and our Treasurer Ken Williams - only two are related, can you work it out? You can email the Secretary, no prizes, but you will be 'mentioned in despatches' !

Here are a few other pictures from the day:

Ark in the Park was a teriffic fun day for dog lovers, with rosettes being awarded in a variety of classes, such as prettiest dog in Congleton (female of course), dog with the waggiest tail, most obedient and many more.

The show was hotsted very ably by David Bass from Oscars Pet Food, and above you can see some of the dog owners waiting for the decision of the judge. Also present was the famous 'Dogfather' Vic Barlow, who demonstrated with his dogs, and offerred superb advice for owners.

FoCP Stand at Brass on the Grass in 2014

Do brass bands have a weather God? Well maybe! This was a fantastic event, with several hundred people of all ages enjoying great music and lovely weather; the day before and the day after saw torrential rain!

The event was organised by Friends of Congleton Park in conjunction with Congleton Town Council, Cheshire East Council and Cheshire Borders Independent.

Ken Williams from the Friends said; “We want to give Congleton a lovely afternoon of music and have booked some great local brass bands. Macclesfield's Silk Brass Band and Rode Hall Silver Band will be performing along with The Can’t Sing Choir, U3A Ukulele Group and Salt City Jazz Men. A super-line up to grace any music event!” .........Read more, download a single page pdf.

Family Fun Days & Live Music Congleton Park 2013

Most years we are involved to a greater or lesser degree with events in the Park. Family fun days with a variety of attractions for all ages are often seen during Summer months. We also like to see local young talent encouraged, for example local bands playing their music to a live audience.

FOCP Volunteers Manning our Stand in 2013

Two of our magnificent team manning our stand at Park Live; loads of goodies for the public to purchase to help FOCP raise funds to continue our 'Good Works' !

In 2011 Congleton RUFC players became World Record Holders!

In 2011 Congleton RUFC players became the World record holders for the longest match. The match between the Mali Lions and Congleton Bears played for 24 hours, 30 minutes and 6 seconds with the score Lions on 889, Bears 715. The match was supported by a team of volunteers, with Congleton Cycling Club amongst them assisting with the timing.

The match was held in Congleton Park playing field.

It's A Knockout in Congleton Park

Live Music in the Park Bandstand Brass Band & Jazz Concert

Above is the famous Congleton Park Bandstand, which has seen many bands providing different types of music since before the First World War.

The Bandstand was opened in 1914, and the World famous Fodens Brass Band took part in the opening celebrations in April of that year.