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Join in this year’s Heritage Open Day events and discover more about Wyre

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Following the success of previous Heritage Open Day events, Wyre is reopening the doors to the past and inviting you to join them once again.

Come along and discover more about the heritage, community and history of our wonderful borough.

From Friday 10 to Sunday 19 September, Wyre Council will host a series of events including heritage walks around Bleasdale Reformatory, Poulton town centre and Memorial Park, Fleetwood. Enjoy a visit to Garstang’s historic market town and unearth 500 years of history through its buildings.

Many places in Wyre are opening their doors to the public. Take a step into the recently renovated Mount pavilion, join a tour around Fleetwood’s Masonic Hall or enjoy spectacular views of Morecambe Bay from the top of the Rossall Point Tower. As we are unable to open the Lower Lighthouse this year there will be a display of the history of the lighthouse within the Mount grounds.

Fancy a trip to the coast? Join the rangers for the Autumn birdwatch as they observe the last of our summer and the first of wintering birds migrate over Rossall Point and Morecambe Bay.

Take the opportunity to learn more about the engineering of Marsh Mill from your home. Enjoy a free virtual guided tour which provides a real insight into the history of the mill. The link for the tour will be available from 10 September on the Heritage Open Days website

Want to know about the history of Wyre? Visit Fleetwood boating lake where you will find information on the history of the lake. You can also enjoy a free ride on a heritage bus along the promenade on Sunday 19 September. Two buses will be traveling up and down the promenade stopping at several places.

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 19 September several of Fleetwood’s beautiful churches will be opening their doors to the public. St.Mary’s Grade II listed church on Lord St, designed by EW Pugin, will be joining in the festival. St.Nicholas Church on the corner of Poulton Road and Broadway, designed by Laurence King, a notable Lancashire Architect of the 1960s, will also be open. St Paul’s, built in the 1920s by parishioners will be open to reveal its interesting history.

And why not take the opportunity to enjoy free entry to Fleetwood Museum for the main Heritage open day weekend on 18 and 19 September?

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement at Wyre Council comments, “There’s so much for people to see and do during this year’s Heritage Open Days. We are lucky to have lots of historical venues, parks and towns here in Wyre and I’d encourage everyone to discover something new about the wonderful borough they live in.”

Please note opening dates and times vary for each venue and event. For full details take a look at our events page 

Published: 2nd September 2021