From crypt kicking to a celebration of the Bridgewater Canal's 250th anniversary, there's lots of heritage events going off this weekend. Here's some highlights…
Wedding Bliss 1888-2011
St Clement's Church, Grove Avenue, Ordsall
Sat 11th-Sun 12th 12-4pm
A 15ft bride puppet is the centrepiece of this community centred exhibition of weddings through the decades, and includes photos from local couples and dresses dating back to 1888. And, around the corner, Ordsall Hall is also open Sunday 12-4pm with guided tours around the hall and gardens, while Salford Lads Club, on Coronation Street in Ordsall, is open Sat and Sun 1-4pm. To commemorate the 100th Camp by the club, past campers asked to write a short memory.
St Thomas's Church
Ford Lane, Pendleton
Sat 9:30am-4:30pm/ Sun 9:30am-12
Grade II listed, Gothic-style church is open with tours of the crypt, church and bell tower.
Eccles Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
Church Street, Eccles
Sat 10am-4pm (tour 2pm)/Sun 10:15-11am/12-4pm (tours 2pm and 4pm)
Medieval church offers tours of its tombs and ancient artefacts.
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Sat and Sun 1-5pm
Family quiz involving a hunt around the galleries.
Memories In A Box
Salford Tourist Information Centre
The Lowry, Salford Quays
Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Bridgewater Canal, Worsley Civic Trust has created special memory boards telling the story of the world famous canal.
Theatre Organ Heritage Centre and Museum
2a Alexandra Road, Peel Green, Eccles
Watch silent films and listen to genuine old Wurlitzer organ in a reproduction 1920s cinema which isn't normally open to the public.
For full details of all these events and lots more click here
And brocure PDF click here
Photos by Claire Hunt