Middlewich Open for Heritage

Middlewich Heritage Trust is taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days on the 15th and 16th September.

Every September across England, 5,000 events are organised to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

On both days 1pm to 4pm we will hold a special opening of Murgatroyd’s on Brooks Lane, the last intact brine pumps in the UK. This is the last chance to see them before our restoration project begins. So why not come along and learn more about our Project ‘Revealing Murgatroyd’s funded by Historic England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Association for Industrial Archaeology with contributions from Middlewich Town Council, Middlewich Heritage Society and public donations through Middlewich Heritage Trust.

On the 16th September at 12 noon, we will be running our guided tour of Middlewich telling the story of salt making through time and learning about our settlement from the Iron Age to the 20th Century, finishing at the Brine Pumps. This is the last time we will run this tour as we have different plans for 2019 so don’t miss it. The tour starts from outside the Victoria Building.

New for 2018

Saturday 15th September, 12 noon to 4pm, St Michael and All Angels will open its doors for a heritage trail. Twenty four stations of local historical interest and eight stunning windows, the trail covers 1150 to 1934, charting the lives of Middlewich’s great families.

The new Roman Trail is now complete! Starting at the library we have placed eight updated Roman trail boards for you follow in the footsteps of the Romans almost two thousand years ago. The trail takes you up King Street and to Harbutt’s field, the site of the Roman Auxiliary Fort, where new pathways have been laid out to show the scale of the fort and the internal roads. The new panels have a QR code, so download the free app, photograph the code and watch a film about the Fort and how we think the interior looked!

The Library is open on Saturday 15th Sept between 9.30am and 1pm, which has Roman and local history display cases and an exhibition.

Heritage Officer Kerry Kirwan said, “We are proud to be part of the Heritage Open Days Festival. Whether it’s a guided tour, exhibitions, finding out about our latest projects or simply taking the family out on the Roman trail, there’s something for everyone to enjoy”.

For further information or photographs please contact: Kerry Kirwan, Heritage Development Officer, Middlewich Heritage Trust email: heritage@middlewich.org.uk 01606 833434 option 3

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