Heritage Open Days
Bedford Borough Council is working with Local Heritage
Properties to secure a borough-wide promotion in which generous
volunteers unlock historic buildings and invite members of the
public inside to view them.
Heritage Open Day’s 2013 will run from Thursday 12th
- Sunday 15th September and will enable people to visit
many properties across the borough, and all completely
FREE of charge.
The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson,
said: “A wide range of historic properties across Bedford Borough
are throwing open their doors for this year’s Heritage Open Days.
Each of the locations holds fascinating stories and this is a great
opportunity to learn more about our local history and about some of
our historic local landmarks. It’s been a fantastic summer of
events in Bedford Borough and I hope lots of people are able to
take advantage of this invitation to look behind the facades of
some of the most interesting buildings in the Borough, take a free
tour or enjoy the ‘have a go’ taster sessions and activities.”
This year will see record numbers of
properties opening their doors over the weekend including the Beds
& Luton Archives Service, The Panacea Museum, Bedford School
Chapel, Elstow Moot Hall and Willington Dovecote along with
numerous churches to name but a few. There is also a FREE guided
walk around Bedford town centre called ‘I never knew that!’ and The
Higgins Bedford are holding demonstrations and taster sessions in
Traditional Crafts of the High Street which include weaving, lace
making, stonemasonry, stained glass and wood working.
To find out more information in terms of the participating
properties, dates, times and activities, please visit www.bedford.gov.uk/heritageopendays.
To secure a place on the guided walk, or for any further
information on Bedford’s Heritage Open Days, contact Sian on
01234 276257 or alternatively, email email@example.com
For further property and event listings in
Bedfordshire, go to http://heritageopendays.org.uk/