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SALFORD GROUPS WANTED TO ORGANISE HERITAGE OPEN DAY EVENTS
 

Star date: 13th August 2017

'ALL OUR STORIES' WANTED FOR HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

Heritage Open Days is the largest grass roots celebration of history and culture in the UK, and takes place between 7th and 10th September, with open days all over the city, from Ordsall Hall to Agecroft Cemetery.

The theme this year is All Our Stories, and organisers are keen for communities to organise new events, which could be walks, talks, poetry readings, or raising awareness of a local building that needs restoring, or maybe saved from demolition.

Full details here...


Ordsall Hall Dirty Old Town Gasworks Ordsall Crown Theatre Eccles
Crown Theatre Eccles The Crescent pub Salford
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Heritage Open Days are an absolutely brilliant celebration of history and culture in the UK; days when historical spaces fling open their doors for public tours and talks.

Classic places like Ordsall Hall, the Working Class Movement Library and Agecroft Cemetery usually take part, and are doing so this year during the event which takes place between 7th and 10th September. But organisers are looking for community groups to organise their own happenings, to fit the All Our Stories theme this year.

"We're really keen to encourage new events, and to reach potential participants who may like to take part who perhaps aren't aware of the festival" state the Heritage Open Days organisers "With registration extended this year to 1st September, we're keen to give people a chance to actively take part this year – even if they don't have a building themselves."

Events can be anything from walks to talks, poetry readings, film screenings or raising awareness of a local building that needs restoring, or maybe saved from demolition...

...The Crown Theatre Eccles...the Crescent pub...the Dirty Old Town Ordsall Gasworks...loads of places in Salford come to mind that could do with a bit of heritage reminding...

All groups have to do is organise an event with public liability insurance in place, and register it with Heritage Open Days, which will then include it on a searchable list of Salford events (click here for details).

In the meantime, events already registered and happening can be viewed on the Heritage Open Days website – click here

"Salford's Heritage Open Days programme has something for everyone, from an eco refurbishment of a Victorian terrace on Hersey Street to the chance to join in with the community choir at Sacred Trinity" says Annie Reilly, Heritage Open Days Manager
"This year's theme is All Our Stories which celebrates the people and culture that make where we live special..."

Jane Lowe wrote
at 12:46:54 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017
I have lead guided tours of St Andrew’s Church on Chadwick Rd, Eccles (M30 0NZ) on Heritage Open Days several years running. One of the things I like best about it is the way I often learn something from the people I am showing round as they have stories to tell about St Andrew’s and Eccles. This year St Andrew’s Church will be open on Saturday 9th September from 10:30 to 3pm with guided tours at 11am and 2pm. The church is a grade II* listed Victorian building with magnificent stain glass windows and over 50 examples of decorative stonework. Definitely part of the local heritage!
 
Michael James Felse wrote
at 10:03:19 AM on Sunday, August 13, 2017
Excellent, good news is always welcome.
 
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