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Heritage open days will celebrate Wirral's rich history and culture
11:32am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
A PROGRAMME of heritage open days is planned in Wirral to celebrate the peninsula’s architecture, history and culture.
More than 70 free events will take place across the borough during an eight-day period between September 7 and September 15.
The Wirral programme is run entirely by volunteers and co-ordinated by Wirral History and Heritage Association with support from Wirral Council. Highlights this year include:
• “Dome on Your Doorstep” – guided walks around the magnificent Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena Church in New Brighton.
• A full programme of family activities in and around Mayer Hall, Lower Bebington, highlighting the story of the philanthropist Joseph Mayer and the buildings which were his gift to the local community.
• A chance to see the newly refurbished West Kirby Museum.
• Access to Hilbre Island Telegraph Station.
• A rare opportunity to see inside some of the beautiful houses in Port Sunlight.
• Talks and exhibitions at the recently re-opened Williamson Art Gallery and a chance to celebrate with a special offer cream tea.
• Historic re-enactments including Redcoat soldiers at Fort Perch Rock and medieval food in Birkenhead Priory.
Wirral’s “heritage champion” Cllr Jerry Williams said: “As always, I am impressed by the drive, enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism of those who have put this programme together and have no hesitation in assuring visitors they will enjoy a great day out.”
Pre-booking is essential for many events, so history lovers are advised to reserve a place as soon as possible. Go online here for details.
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