Changing face of Congleton’s high street

Congleton Museum’s next illustrated talk is on retail therapy.
With the closure of well-known outlets such as Maplins, Toys R Us, and British Home Stores, the health and viability of the nation’s high streets are constantly in the news as retail therapy patterns change.
The high streets of market towns, like Congleton, have for centuries been the focus for their commercial activity. They have developed by responding to the changing lifestyles and social aspirations of their town’s inhabitants.

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