Heritage Open Days: Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th September 2012

All Saints Church, Preston - Heritage Open DaysAll Saints Church, Preston - Heritage Open Days

All Saints Church, Preston – Heritage Open Days

OVER FOUR DAYS in September – Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th September 2012 – England’s towns, villages and countryside reveal their hidden secrets, when over 4,000 properties open up for Heritage Open Days, the largest FREE heritage event in the country.

Join unique guided tours, take the kids to history-themed events or simply pack up a picnic and spend a lazy day discovering the heritage on your doorstep. Around 400 free events are taking place in Yorkshire, and just by visiting you play a role in keeping local history alive.

In our area, then All Saint’s Church in Preston, the RAF Bunker in Holmpton, Church of St Andrew, Paull and Burton Constable Hall will be amongst those open to the public.

Paull Holme Tower was open to the public last year across the Saturday and Sunday, but unfortunately will not be so this year. Tower owner Simon Taylor explains:

“Last year Paull Holme Tower was open at the last minute and over 300 people turned up. Unfortunately this year it looks like it won’t happen due to structural problems and insurance which is a huge disappointment.

Emergency works to support the barrel vaulted ceiling have been agreed in principle unfortunately before this urgent work can start a bat and newt survey must be carried out, this is likely to take a few weeks.

The out come from the options appraisal study should be available soon. This study will suggest what is the best future for the tower.”

Venues opening up for Heritage Open Days must do so for FREE. They must offer something different for the Open Days, perhaps by opening a part of a site that is not usually open to the public or organising a guided tour.

Visit: www.heritageopendays.org.uk

About the Author

Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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