Every September, Britain celebrates its rich cultural and community history with Heritage Open Days. One of the UKs biggest festivals of its kind, Heritage Open Days span over 2,500 organisations and boasts over 5,000 events run by 40,000 volunteers; what’s more all the events are free of charge. West Lancashire is not missing out on this festival with plenty of events taking place in our local towns. Here is a rundown of what you can visit:
- Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th September 2018 will see Lathom Park Trust heralding their heritage by playing host to a number of events taking place in the Scout Hut, Lathom, L40 5UN. From talks on Viking settlements to a stone masonry demonstration, a display of armour from the Civil War to craft for the kids, there is something for everyone;
- Saturday 8th and 9th September 2018, Croston Old School will open its doors from 1pm to 5pm allowing you to explore the 17th Century building and find out more information about the village;
- Saturday 8th September 2018 will see a walk from Ormskirk Station to Lathom Park Chapel mirroring the route war horses of the 15th – 20th Century would have taken. Starting at 10:30am, the walk will end with refreshments will be served in the chapel;
- Saturday 15th September 2018 – Rufford Old Hall will be throwing open its doors for free. Explore this elegant Tudor house, a gem in West Lancashire’s crown, with over 500 years of family history to look into and an excellent tea shop you can be sure of a great day out. Doors open at 11am and the hall closes at 5pm;
- Sunday 16th September 2018 – Why not take a tour of Ormskirk Parish Church on their open afternoon? This will take place between 1pm and 4pm and will include a tour of the graveyard at 2:30pm;
Want to know more? Log onto the Heritage Open Days Festival website at: www.heritageopendays.org.uk and search for events in West Lancashire.