Take a step back in time with heritage open days

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People will have the chance to see a part of Daventry Library normally closed off to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days taking place next week.

There will be tours of the building, which used to be part of the old grammar school in the town. Visitors can see the downstairs area which is normally closed to the public.

The tours will take place every half an hour between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, September 13 and from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday, September 14.

There will be a number of places open up from Thursday next week through to Sunday.

Local historian Mike Arnold will lead a walk along Borough Hill and will be sharing his knowledge of the location. It runs from 2pm on Saturday, September 13. The walk is free but people are asked to book by calling Lynn on 01327 301246.

Daventry Museum will be open all four days of the event. There will be a special exhibition commemorating the start of the First World War open from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Thursday and Friday and between 10am and 4pm on the Saturday and Sunday.

Another historian, Gerry Thompson, will be taking visitors on tours of the war graves in the churchyard of the Holy Cross Church and telling many of the stories.

The tour will take place on Saturday and tours start every hour between 10am and 4pm.

Also open will be Casey’s Club, Chasers, the iCon Centre, Little ‘Uns DayCare, Middlemore Farm Pub, the Pigeonhole and the United Reformed Church. People can also enjoy a self guided walk of Sheaf Street and maps can be picked up from the town council offices.

To find out more about the places open visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk.