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Heritage Week

Explore Bedfordshire’s Secret History for Free!

 

Discover the hidden stories behind some of Bedfordshire’s most iconic buildings and places at a series of special free events celebrating the county’s local heritage during Heritage week!

 

From Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September local heritage properties will throw open their doors to the public as part of the nationwide ‘Heritage Open Days’ events.

 

Tours, walks and talks will provide a unique insight into the foundations of Bedfordshire. Events include items such as free archaeological walks around Bedford Town Centre, sneaky peeks behind the scenes at Stevington Windmill and Bromham Mill along with a Treasure Hunt through Archive material relating to 1-4 St Pauls Square. For those would-be detectives, learning about past crimes in Willington at Willington Dovecote may entice you! What’s more is that all events are free of charge!

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said “There are an array of fantastic buildings and historic sites across the local area. Each of the locations involved in Heritage Week has its own fascinating story and this is a great opportunity to learn more about our local history and our historical landmarks!

 

These events are free to attend so I hope lots of people will be able to take a look behind the scenes and discover some of the stories that have become part of our local heritage.”

 

To find out more information about the participating sites, dates, times and activities, leaflets can be found within Bedford Borough libraries, The Higgins Bedford, the Travel & Tourism Centre at the Bus Station and participating properties. Alternatively, please visit www.bedford.gov.uk/heritageopendays for more information and to download a leaflet.

 

For further property and event listings in Bedfordshire and beyond, please go to http://heritageopendays.org.uk/

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