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Knutsford Promenades presents ‘From Station to Station’ performed on a train!

Chester train station, Chester, Cheshire

'From Station to Station' is specially commissioned by Knutsford Promenades. It features Elizabeth Gaskell and Alison Uttley: two strong,…

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Poulton Research Project

Poulton Research Project, Milking Parlour, Poulton, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9EE

Multi- period site which has produced 12,000 years of finds, notably a large Iron Age Settlement, Roman period landscape & medieval chapel…

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St. John the Baptist’s Church

St. John the Baptist's Church, Little St. John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SN

Oldest and finest Norman building in Chester, founded as a Saxon minster in AD689. Cathedral and Collegiate Church of the city from 1075 until…

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Congleton Bath House & Physic Garden

Congleton Bath House & Physic Garden , Colehill Bank, Congleton , Cheshire, CW12 3AD

The Bath House is a rare example of a private cold-water plunge pool with an upper chamber; and we have developed the grounds to create great…

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Little Moreton Hall

National Trust, Little Moreton Hall, Newcastle Road, Moreton, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4SD

While modern life rushes by on the busy road outside, Little Moreton Hall, encircled by a moat, survives as a Tudor fantasy, transporting visitors…

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St. Peter’s Church Congleton

St. Peters Parish Church, Chapel Street, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4AB

Congleton's Georgian town church, on the site or an earlier medieval chapel, will be open with displays and talks about its history, the…

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Hooton Park Historic WWI RAF Base

The Hooton Park Trust, The Hangars, Airfield Way, Hooton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 1BQ

Come and experience Hooton Park Airfield, many of the original buildings still exist including three Belfast Truss Hangars, which dominate the…

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National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Canal & River Trust, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW

Sitting where the Shropshire Union Canal meets the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey, volunteers, funders and Trust colleagues have…

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St Laurence Parish Church, Frodsham

St Laurence Parish Church, Church Road, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7DU

St Laurence Parish Church, Frodsham is a Grade I listed sandstone church of Norman origin, with some pre-Norman, Perpencular and late medieval…

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St George’s Church, Hyde

St George's Church, Church St, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1JZ

St George's is an early Commissioners Church which opened in 1832 due to the growing population and lack of seats. It has many original features…

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‘From Station to Station’ performances at Brook Street Chapel

Brook Street Unitarian Chapel, Adams Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DY

'From Station to Station' is specially commissioned by Knutsford Promenades. It features Elizabeth Gaskell and Alison Uttley: two strong,…

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‘From Station to Station’: Alison Uttley, a 21st century re-appraisal of her life and work.

Tabley House , Tabley Lane, off Northwich Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0HB

Alison Uttley was a scientist and author; a woman of contrasts and surprises. Born on a hill farm in Derbyshire at the end of the 19th century,…

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‘From Station to Station’: Joan Leach’s Walk

Unitarian Chapel, Adams Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DY

Joan Leach was a Knutsfordian through and through, and one of the town’s most popular ‘Extraordinary Women'. Largely self-taught, her…

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‘From Station to Station’: Miss Matty’s Tea, Tour and Talk at The Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque, 60 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DT

This Grade II* building was opened in 1907. As originally built, it had the triple function of being council offices, coffee house and memorial to…

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‘From Station to Station’: Modern Extraordinary Women at The Ruskin Rooms

Forum of Private Business, Ruskin Chambers, Drury Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6HA

The Ruskin Recreation Rooms, as they were originally called, form the key part of the remarkable Drury Lane development designed by Richard…

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‘From Station to Station’: Mrs Gaskell and Alison Uttley as seen by their artists

Knutsford Library, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PG

Both Gaskell and Uttley were famous authors who lived and worked in Knutsford and produced some of their most interesting and important books…

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‘From Station to Station’: Mrs Gaskell’s garden

17 Gaskell Avenue, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0DA

Elizabeth Gaskell immortalised Knutsford - her 'dear little town' - in her novel 'Cranford'. Heathwaite House was Elizabeth's childhood home. It…

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‘From Station to Station’: Mrs Gaskell’s Picnic

Tabley House Collection Trust, Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0HB

Elizabeth Gaskell’s love of picnics is well-documented, and many picnics and garden parties feature in her books. To celebrate the time that Mrs…

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‘From Station to Station’: St John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Parish Church, Church Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DH

St John's Church was commissioned under the architect John Garlive, who designed Booths Hall for Peter Legh. The church was built in Georgian…

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‘From Station to Station’: Tabley House’s Women of Significance

Tabley House Collection Trust, Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0HB

Tabley House is a Grade I site, the finest Palladian mansion in Cheshire. The estate was home to the Leicester family for 700 years, until the…

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‘From Station to Station’: The Art of Illustrating Amazing Women

Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Chester Rod, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0EZ

Nicky Thompson is a gifted illustrator and graphic designer who was commissioned by Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership to produce…

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‘From Station to Station’: The Genius of Charles Frederick Tunniciffe OBE RA

Knutsford Town Council, Council Offices, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6TA

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe grew up on a small farm at Sutton Lane Ends, just outside Macclesfield, and showed an early talent for art. In the…

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‘From Station to Station’: The Old Vicarage, Alison Uttley’s former home

Chafes Hague Lambert Solicitors, 131 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6EJ

This lovely Grade II late 17th century building was once the home of Alison Uttley and it is thought that Mrs Gaskell had this building in mind…

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‘From Station to Station’: The Whitfield Collection display

Unitarian Chapel, Adams Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DY

The Whitfield Collection is Mrs Gaskell’s private collection of books, letters and cuttings. Visit Brook Street Chapel to see selected items…

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‘From Station to Station’: The Whitfield Collection Talk

Unitarian Chapel, Adams Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DY

This fascinating talk will include early copies of the biography, various letters to and from Patrick Brontë, and photographs. The Whitfield…

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Extraordinary Women - A guided tour by Caroline Sherwin

Knutsford Heritage Centre, 90A King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6ED

Caroline is the Team Leader of our Guided Tours team. Commencing at the Heritage Centre, Caroline will lead us on a guided tour of Knutsford,…

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Extraordinary Women - A talk by Margaret Holbrook, East Cheshire Authoress

Knutsford Heritage Centre, 90A King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6ED

Margaret's poems and short stories have been published in several anthologies and magazines. Margaret also writes plays, and in October 2012, was…

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Knutsford Brook Street Heritage Site

Brook Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DY

Brook Street Heritage site comprises a Grade I listed Chapel built in 1687 - Knutsford's oldest place of worship - and exhibition rooms featuring…

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‘From Station to Station’: Marble Arch, Knutsford

Marble Arch Cottage, Marble Arch, King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6HD

It remained The Angel until about 1710: the mounting block can still be noted. Fans of Mrs Gaskell will be interested to know that in…

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100 Years On - Commemmorating the Great War and its impact on Lymm

Lymm Heritage Centre, Legh Street, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0DA

We have gathered a collection of real and replica artefacts to enable us to deliver learning sessions for local schools about The Great War and…

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Knutsford Promenades: A fresh look at Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe OBE RA at Macclesfield Library

Cheshire East Council, Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EE

Charles Tunnicliffe is well known for his beautiful studies of birds created later in his life. However, less is known about his early career and…

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St Alban’s Roman Catholic Church

Chester Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8DJ

One of Macclesfield's hidden gems, St Alban's was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin and is the only church designed by him in the Shrewsbury…

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Northwich Library Past and Present

Cheshire West and Chester Council, Northwich Library, Witton Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5DR

The library will be hosting special tours of the public areas of the library, talking about the history of this listed building. Tours last half…

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St Helen’s Church Northwich

Church Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5PB

For more than 700 years St Helen’s has been at the heart of the local communities of Witton, Rudheath and Northwich. Over the centuries, the…

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Inspired by Alice

Lewis Carroll Centre at All Saints Church, Daresbury, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA4 4AE

Visit Daresbury church where Lewis Carroll was baptized and see his stained glass memorial window. Walk across the fields and lanes to the site of…

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St Martin’s Church

St. Martins Church, Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 5DT

An outstanding opportunity to view "Marple's hidden gem". St Martin's Church, Marple, was built in 1870 at the time of the Arts and Crafts…

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Cairo Street Chapel

4 Cairo Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1ED

The earliest dissenting chapel in Warrington, part of the 1662 ejection. Monuments to pupils of Warrington Academy and prominent families of the…

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Church of St John the Evangelist

Old Chester Road, Higher Walton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6TF

The church stands in the model village of Walton, in walking distance of the Greenall's family home, Walton Hall. It sits between the Bridgewater…

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Museum of Policing in Cheshire Open Day

Cheshire Constabulary, Warrington Police Station, Arpley Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1LQ

Housed in the Victorian cells in Warrington Police Station the Museum of Policing collects, preserves and exhibits artefacts spanning the history…

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Women of St Marie’s

St Marie's, Lugsdale Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6DB

Former parishioners and residents will gather in the picturesque, historic setting of St Marie's to reminisce about the hugely important role…

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Quarry Bank, National Trust

National Trust, Quarry Bank Mill, Quarry Bank Road, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA

The early Industrial Revolution changed our world forever. At Quarry Bank you can discover a complete industrial community and experience the very…

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Winsford Brunner Guildhall - Open Days

Brunner Guild Hall, High Street, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2AU

The Brunner Guildhall in Winsford is a Grade II listed building, opened in 1899 and given to the people of Winsford by the then-MP Sir John…

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Beatrix Potter Gallery

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS

Step inside this charming old building for an out-of-hours guided tour and enjoy an exhibition of Beatrix Potter's original drawings and…

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Opening of the Tower at Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral, Abbey Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TZ

The tour will take visitors up steep staircases, along narrow passages and across the clerestory with spectacular views into the chancel and…

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Cockermouth Castle

Castlegate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9EU

A guided tour of the castle grounds led by Cockermouth Civic Trust and by the kind permission of the owners, Lord & Lady Egremont. The tour will…

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Isel Hall

Isel, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QG

Isel Hall is a private home standing on a steep slope above the River Derwent, commanding glorious views across the river to the Lakeland Fells.…

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Walking Tour of Cockermouth Conservation Area

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9LU

This walking tour takes you round the historic core of the Cockermouth Conservation Area. The first part covers Main Street, its back lanes and…

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Victoria Hall, Grange-Over-Sands

Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands , Cumbria, LA11 6DP

First begun in 1898 and opened in 1901, the Victoria Hall was funded by a mixture of Public Subscription and the then Urban District Council…

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Quaker Tapestry Museum and Friends Meeting House, Kendal

Quaker Tapestry Ltd, Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4BH

We are very proud of our wonderful Grade II* listed building, its fascinating stories and design details. Like many other Meeting Houses, it’s…

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Derwentwater Independent Hostel (Barrow House)

Barrow House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UR

Guided tours of the house will be running throughout the afternoon, approximately every half hour from 12.30 pm. There will also be historical…

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The restoration of a unique 1902-built North Eastern Railway Bogie Stores Van at Kirkby Stephen East

Stainmore Railway Company Ltd, Kirkby Stephen East Station, South Road, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4LA

A partnership between the Stainmore Railway Company (SRC) and the Locomotive Conservation and Learning Trust (LCLT) has recently been awarded…

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Greenburn mine

Little Langdale, Cumbria, LA21 8DJ

Pull on your walking boots and join our tour to discover the industrial heritage of the Tilberthwaite and Greenburn area in Little Langdale. This…

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Conishead Priory and Modern Buddhist Temple

Conishead Priory, A5087 Coast Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9QQ

Visit the Temple for World Peace, see the Romantic Gothic mansion, stroll in the gardens, explore the woods, discover the beach on Morecambe Bay.…

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St Bees Head Fog Signal Station walk

Haig Mining Museum Car Park, Solway Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 9BG

Join the Colourful Coast Partnership as we walk from Haig Museum along the coast to the St Bees Head Fog Signal Station - you’ll see and hear…

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Calgarth Park

Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LF

Calgarth Park is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion built in 1790 by Richard Watson, Bishop of Llandaff. Set in lovely parkland and with views of…

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Daisy Nook Canal History Walk

Daisy Nook Country Park, Stannybrook Road, off Newmarket Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester

Meet outside the café at Daisy Nook Country Park car park, off Stannybrook Road, to hear about the story of the Hollinwood Branch Canal, see the…

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Guided Tour of Historic Canal Boats

Portland Basin Museum, Heritage Centre, Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0QA

See the six rescued and restored heritage canal boats, all over 100 years old, which were used commercially, now converted for community use. Talk…

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Mossley’s Extraordinary Women

Emmaus Mossley, Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL5 9AH

Volunteers will work together to identify and research extraordinary local women from the last two centuries who have advanced women's rights and…

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Bolton Methodist Mission The Victoria Hall

Bolton Methodist Mission, Knowsley Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 2AS

John Wesley opened Ridgway Gates Chapel on 16 April 1777, where The Walker building now stands. Influenced by a visit to the Manchester Mission…

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St Katharine’s Church

Church Street, Blackrod, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 5EN

St Katharine's (The Church on the Hill) is a landmark for miles around and has been so for more than 8 centuries. The present Grade II listed…

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St Stephen & All Martyrs’ Church

Radcliffe Road, Lever Bridge, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL2 1NZ

St Stephen & All Martyrs is the first of Edmund Sharpe's three famous 'pot' (or terracotta) churches. It was built 1842-45 of locally produced…

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Bury Unitarian Church is a Hidden Gem!

Bury Unitarian Church, 1 Bank Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0DN

In 1662 the Rev. Henry Pendlebury of Holcombe, together with nearly two thousand other Church of England clergy, was ejected from his parish under…

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Christ Church, Walshaw

1 The Cross, High Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL8 3FS

The Jesse Haworth Memorial Church - now known as Christ Church - is a landmark church, visible from miles around. Pevsner describes the building…

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Women and the War at The Warehousemen and Clerks’ Orphan Schools

Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK8 6EF

100 years after the end of WW1 we invite you to reflect on the impact that this war had on the lives of those working and living at Cheadle Hulme…

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Christ Church, West Didsbury

Darley Avenue, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2ZD

The Church was built in 1881 as a gift to the community from Mr William Roberts of Darleydale and cost £13,000. It was, for many years, known as…

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St James’ Church

Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2RQ

Founded 1236. Grade II* listed building with many memorials and stained-glass windows to famous Lancashire and Cheshire families including the…

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The Old Parsonage

Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2RQ

Original parts of this magnificent house probably date back to the mid-sixteenth century with fine extensions added between 1820 and 1830. Its…

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Dukinfield Old Hall Chapel

Dukinfield Old Hall Chapel, Old Hall Street, off Globe Lane, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, SK16 4RG

Many people do not realise that the remains of such an important old building exists in Dukinfield, because it is on a private site, away from the…

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Old Chapel (Unitarian) Dukinfield

Old Chapel (Unitarian), Chapel Hill, Old Road, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, SK16 4EN

The fine neo-Gothic Grade 2* listed chapel is open following an extensive restoration funded largely by the Heritage Lottery Fund. As well as its…

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Mottram Parish Church

Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels, War Hill, Mottram, Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 6JL

The Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels, is a fine medieval building in the Perpendicular style, set on the top of Warhill in Mottram in…

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The Heritage of the church of St Mary’s Newton with Flowery Field

Bower Court , Newton, Hyde , Greater Manchester, SK14 4HL

There will be a detailed leaflet giving the history of the church, highlighting the main features, the organ, pulpit, font etc. alongside…

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Chetham’s Library and College House

Chethams Library, Long Millgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1SB

A rare opportunity to wander freely through the beautiful medieval buildings and the unique seventeenth-century library at your own pace.…

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Clayton Hall living history museum

Clayton Hall living history museum, Clayton Park, Ashton new Road,, Clayton,, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 4RU

Clayton Hall is owned by Manchester City Council and run and managed entirely by the Trustees and Friends of Clayton Park, a small group of…

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Knutsford Promenades presents ‘From Station to Station’ at Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester Piccadilly train station, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 7RA

'From Station to Station' is specially commissioned by Knutsford Promenades. It features Elizabeth Gaskell and Alison Uttley: two strong,…

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Knutsford Promenades: The Alison Uttley Collection Encounter at John Rylands Library Manchester

John Rylands University Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3EH

Alison Uttley was the second woman ever to graduate from The University of Manchester, with an honours degree in Physics in 1906, and a blue…

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Long Street Methodist Church

Long Street Methodist Church, Lever Street, Middleton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M24 5UE

Long Street Methodist Church and Schools were built in 1899 by the foremost Art and Craft architect in the north of England, Edgar Wood, who was…

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Maggie’s Centre

Kinnaird Road, Withington, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 4QL

This stunning building was designed by world-renowned, Manchester-born Lord Norman Foster and is the architect’s only project in his home…

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Monton Unitarian Church

Monton Unitarian Church, Monton Green, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M30 8AP

The church is replete with late 19th century stained glass windows. Noteworthy is that in addition to honouring Jesus and other biblical figures,…

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Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW

Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum of Transport. Take a trip back in time with one of Britain's biggest…

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Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester: Bus Tours

Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW

Tours using historic buses from the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester, will run on the hour, every hour, calling at the Manchester Jewish…

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Rubbish to Resource - See your recycling in action

Viridor, Longley Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M22 4RQ

Join us to find out exactly what happens to your recycling once your bin has been collected. Discover how the state of the art technology in our…

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St Andrew’s Church, Eccles

Chadwick Road, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M30 0NZ

One of the few surviving works of architect Herbert Tijou, St Andrew’s was built in 1879. No two of its over fifty examples of stonework (all…

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Suffrage in the City - A century of change. Join us in Manchester’s Co-operative quarter!

Sadler's Yard, Refern Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 0AB

The co-operative Heritage Trust operates the Rochdale Pioneers Museum (the birthplace of the co-operative movement) and the National Co-operative…

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The Pankhurst Centre

Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9WP

The Pankhurst Centre is the former home of political activist Emmeline Pankhurst & her daughters Sylvia, Christabel & Adela, & the birthplace of…

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Timed Tours of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9LW

Explore the beautifully-restored historic home of Elizabeth Gaskell, the famous author of North and South, Cranford and Mary Barton, in this…

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Tour of the Mechanics Institute, birthplace of the TUC.

Mechanics Centre Ltd, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 6DD

The Mechanics Institute is a grade II* listed building it is best known as the birthplace of the TUC which was founded in the building in 1868 and…

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Castleshaw Roman Forts, Saddleworth

Oldham Outdoor & Environmental Education, Castleshaw Centre, Castleshaw, Delph, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 5LZ

A guided tour of the site and setting of the Roman Forts at Castleshaw along side the Chester to York Military Road.The information will include…

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St Margarets Church Hollinwood Oldham

St. Margarets & St. Chads Church, Chapel Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL8 4QQ

The first Church was consecrated on 8th July 1769 and replaced bt present Building which is Grade 2 Listed consecrated on 29th September…

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St Gabriel’s Parish Church, Prestwich

St Gabriel's Parish Church, Bishops Road, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, M25 0HT

Explore inside a rare Art Deco church, built in 1932-33, and see an exhibition telling the story of the local community - through contemporary…

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Bamford Chapel and Norden URC

Norden Road, Bamford, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11 5PQ

In this year when several of our Church family are getting married at the Chapel we thought it would be great timing to look back at births,…

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Christ Church, Healey

Christ Church, Gandy Lane, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 6EF

Designed by the renowned George Shaw, Christ Church Healey is a Victorian Gothic Grade II listed church. The foundation stone was laid in 1849 by…

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Horse Carrs

Horse Carrs, Shawclough Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 6LG

Horse Carrs, built in 1865 last year celebrated its 150th year. Originally built as the family home of the Silk Mill Manufacturer, Thomas…

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St Mary in the Baum Church

St Mary's Gate , Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1DZ

St Mary in the Baum Church was awarded Grade 1 listing by Historic England in 2015. Rochdale's 'Hidden Gem', it is a rare example of the work of…

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St Thomas Church, Newhey

St. Thomas's Church, Church Street, Newhey, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 3QS

We will hold both organised and self guided tours of our church which had to be completely restored after a devastating fire in 2007. Visitors…

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Proud as a Peacock

St. Clements Church, Groves Avenue, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 3LQ

We proud that the Peacock sculpture is on a journey back to be in the grounds of a local school again. We need your memories to pass on to the…

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Saint Philips Chapel Street Church and Crypt

St. Philips Church, 2 Wilton Place, Salford, Greater Manchester, M3 6FR

Join us on Saturday 15 September for: A GUIDED TOUR - Explore the church in a story-filled tour, unearthing the mysteries and histories of the…

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Discovering Little Underbank

Little Underbank, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1JT

The Underbanks are medieval streets in the centre of the town that have been sadly neglected for some years. The idea of the HOD for this year is…

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The Stockport Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre

Plaza Theatre, Mersey Square, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1SP

Stockport's 1932 Super Cinema and Variety Theatre throws open her doors for a day of presentations and chances to see behind the scenes of this…

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Church of Saint Peter, Swinton

Saint Peter's Church, Chorley Road, Swinton, Greater Manchester, M27 0WA

Saint Peter's Church is a Grade 2 * listed building in the heart of Swinton in the City of Salford. It is nearly 150 years old and the work of the…

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St. Wilfrid’s Parish Church Standish

13 Rectory Lane, Standish, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN6 0XA

St. Wilfrid's Parish Church Standish was built in 1584. The blending of late Gothic and Renaissance styles of architecture, along with the light…

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Bancroft Mill Engine Museum

Bancroft Mill, Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5QR

See and experience the power of Lancashire's largest surviving cotton mill steam engine, still being steamed in its original surroundings at the…

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Be Surprised by Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5AA

If you've never visited England's youngest cathedral, now is your chance to see it in action. We've got everything from children's crafts to bell…

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Blackburn Central Library/Exhibition

Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1AG

Earlier in the year Blackburn's M.P., Barbara Castle, was used as the focus of a small exhibition in order to celebrate International Women's Day.…

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Rivington Chapel

Rivington Unitarian & Free Christian Chapel, Sheephouse Lane, Rivington, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 7SD

Set in the stunning West Pennine Moors countryside this Chapel, originally Presbyterian, was built in 1703. It is Grade II* listed and is in the…

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Old Boys School Open Day

Bolton le Sands Old Free Grammar School, St Michaels Lane, Bolton le Sands, Lancashire, LA5 8LB

The doors were opened five years before the English Civil War. A porch was added in 1827, and because education was now more widely spread an…

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Gawthorpe Hall

Gawthorpe Hall, Habergham Drive, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8UA

Gawthorpe Hall is open for free to all visitors for Saturday 8th September. Enjoy the historic Victorian rooms, the fabulous portraits from the…

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St John the Baptist (Bircle) Church

Castle Hill Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 6UH

Bircle Church is built on rock, stands high above the town and has been there for generations of Bircle folk since 1846. On a clear day there are…

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St. Mary Magdalene’s Church Clitheroe

St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Church Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2DG

The church will be open from 10 am to 4 pm. Visitors can make use of the Thoughtful Tour and Bite-Sized Thoughtful Tour cards, or the short…

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The Story of Clitheroe’s Clock

Church Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2DG

Learn the history of Clitheroe library, including the historic 1820s Moot Hall and 1600s dungeons. View original architectural plans and discover…

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Crawshawbooth Quaker Meeting House

13 Co-operation Street, Crawshawbooth, Lancashire, BB4 8AG

Visit our 18th century grade II* listed building built in 1716. Quakers have been in Rossendale for 300+ years, come and learn about the history…

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Blackburn & Darwen Band March and Hymn Tune Contest

Croft Street, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 1BG

A Brass Band Contest that has been organised to celebrate the 178th Anniversary of Blackburn & Darwen Band who began in Darwen in 1840 as a…

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Emmanuel @ The Mount Church, Mount Road Fleetwood FY7 6RE

The Mount Methodist Church, Mount Road, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6RE

The Church was built on the lines of a traditional Methodist Church. The fist of which is in the centre of Bristol where John Wesley regularly…

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Euston Gardens Fleetwood

Euston Gardens, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire

Euston Gardens, laid out in front of the North Euston Hotel provided a pleasant place from which to enjoy the expansive views across Morecambe…

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The Clergy Daughters’ School, Cowan Bridge

2 Bronte Cottages, Cowan Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire, LA6 2HS

The Clergy Daughters' School, Cowan Bridge, near Kirkby Lonsdale, was established in 1824 by wealthy Evangelical clergyman and landowner Rev. W.…

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Halton Mill - LUNESIDE 70

Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 6ND

Halton Mill is now a thriving Co-working Space and Accidental Arts Centre (See: https://haltonmill.org.uk) but in the past it was an early water…

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Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle, Castle Parade, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YJ

Guided tours will visit the main courtyard, Chapel Yard, The Shire Hall, The Crown Court, The Drop Room, The Grand Jury Room, Hadrian's Tower, The…

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Lancaster Grand Theatre

Lancaster Grand Theatre, St Leonardgate, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1NL

The outer walls of the theatre were built in 1782 but the interior is younger due to a fire in 1908. In the past it has been both a cinema as well…

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Lune Bank Gardens Open Day & Tour

The rowing club boat house, Halton Road, Skerton, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 2EA

Meet the local volunteers, who have been working over the last three years to restore this historic riverside garden. Lune Bank Gardens are part…

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Ryelands Park and House

Ryelands Park, Owen Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 2AP

Ryelands Park is a beautiful open space close to the centre of Lancaster, and which forms the grounds of Ryelands House (Lord Ashton's town…

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St Annes Parish Church & Belltower

St Annes Rd East, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 2EA

St Annes-on-Sea Parish Church, built in 1873, was one of the first buildings in the new town of St Annes and gave the town its name. In 1890 the…

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St Annes-on-Sea Parish Church WW I & II Graveyard Memorial Trail

St Annes Parish Church, St Annes Rd East, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 2EA

The St Annes Parish Church Graveyard Memorial Trail comprises 44 WW1 and 11 WW2 memorials in the churchyard honouring men who died in service of…

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Morecambe Heritage

29 Royalty Mall, Arndale Centre, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 5DH

We are a Voluntary Community group of individuals passionate about preserving, retaining and showcasing Morecambe's past. This is done by way of…

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‘Celebrating the Past - Looking to the Future’ themed exhibition at St. Lawrence, Church, Longridge

Chapel Hill, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire

This special exhibition, with the theme 'Celebrating the Past - Looking to the Future', will take place in Longridge Parish Church of St. …

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Broughton in Amounderness Heritage Centre and Church Cottage Museum Open Days

Broughton C of E Primary School, Church Lane, off Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB

Church Cottage Museum is a 16th Century Gem. Church Cottage was restored in 1994 and tells the story of its life since original construction in…

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Church of St Michael and All Angels, Ashton on Ribble, Preston

St Michael's Church, Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1AJ

This Grade2 * listed building was designed by architects, Hubert J. Austin (1841-1915) and Harry Paley (1859-1946) of Lancaster. Built of red…

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Extraordinary women at Lancashire Archives

Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE

To tie in with this year's theme of extraordinary women, we'll be holding an exhibition of banners, photographs and personal papers of suffrage…

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Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

Market Square, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PP

The Grade I listed Harris Library, Museum & Art Gallery sits at the heart of Preston and is well worth a visit in its own right. Behind its…

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Haslam Park and Local Nature Reserve

Bristow Avenue, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1JE

Haslam Park was created in 1910 on land given to the people of Preston by Mary Haslam the daughter of a local mill owner. The architect Thomas…

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John Brabin - Merchant and Benefactor.

St. Mary's Church Hall, Longridge Road, Chipping, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2QD

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village of Chipping has for centuries been beholden to the work of John Brabin. The impact…

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Marsh Mill Windmill, Thornton

Marsh Mill Windmill, Thornton, Marsh Mill Village, Fleetwood Road North, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 4JZ

Marsh Mill (Grade II*) was built by Ralph Slater in 1794, a Fylde Millwright. The Mill is one of the tallest in Europe, and stands at a height of…

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Bidston Windmill

Bidston Hill, Vyner Road North, Bidston, Merseyside, CH43 7PD

A brick-built tower mill used for grinding corn until 1875. It was erected to replace an earlier wooden peg mill, which was destroyed by fire…

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Birkenhead High School Academy, WW2 Underground Air Raid Shelters

Sixth Form Entrance, 46 Devonshire Place (Alton Road end), Oxton, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH43 1TX

Lottery grant refurbished WW2 underground air raid shelters, originally built with the assistance of the parents to enable pupils to return from…

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Alfred Waterhouse University campus tour

University of Liverpool, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L69 3DR

Alfred Waterhouse, a leading 19th Century architect famous for designing the Natural History Museum, designed a number of buildings at the…

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Capital of Culture, 10 Years on Walk

St George's Place, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1LJ

Exactly what did the designation of European Capital of Culture do for Liverpool? What was the situation before the designation? What happened…

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Church of St Vincent de Paul, Liverpool.

13, Hardy Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 5EE

Designed by Edward Welby Pugin and opened in 1857, the church of St Vincent de Paul is substantially as Pugin left it and is currently undergoing…

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Crosby URC

United Reformed Church, Eshe Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 3AR

It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. During the open days there will be a series of…

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Deane Road Cemetery

The Jewish Cemetery, Deane Road, Kensington, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 0ET

Visitors can walk around the perimeter path but have easy access to the graves which vary tremendously in size and character. The most stunning is…

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Discover Extraordinary Women at LJMU Special Collections & Archives

Aldham Robarts Learning Resource Centre, Maryland Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9DE

Visit LJMU Special Collections & Archives during Heritage Open Days for a private view of the archives, including access to material never before…

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Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels Paddington Site

Williamson's Tunnels Paddington Site,, Paddington, Edge Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 3RG

Come underground and learn about Joseph Williamson, the "King of Edge Hill", maker of tunnels in the early 1800s; discover how local history can…

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Holy Trinity Parish Church - the Church on the Mystery

Holy Trinity Parish Church, Church Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 9EA

In Wavertree there is a beautiful park which is officially called 'Wavertree Playground'. Those of us who live here may be puzzled if someone…

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Inside the Athenaeum

The Athenaeum, 12 Church Alley, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 3DD

Founded in 1797 by the commercial and professional elite of Liverpool, the Athenaeum served as a source of information for the merchant princes of…

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Journey Through Waste

Veolia Gillmoss, Bridgehouse Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L10 5HA

Veolia and Merseyside Recycling Waste Authority are dedicated to changing perceptions of waste within Merseyside. By considering why wasting…

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liverpool old hebrew congregation at princes road synagogue

Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation, Synagogue Chambers, Princes Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 1TG

it has a comprehensive tours programme by means of which , 3000 schoolchildren attend annually together with a further 1000 adults from various…

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Mersey Tunnel Tours - Georges Dock Building Open Weekend

Mersey Tunnels Combined Control Centre, Georges Dock Building, George's Dock Way, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DD

Georges Dock Building will open it's doors for the weekend to let visitors see behind it's Art Deco exterior. There will be artefacts on display…

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Nordic Church Liverpool

Gustav Adolf Nordic Church, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 8HG

Gustaf Adolfs kyrka, the Nordic church in Liverpool, is a grade II* listed building. Dating from 1883, it is a functioning Lutheran church, with…

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Sefton St Helen’s Church

Bridges Lane, Sefton Village, Liverpool, Merseyside, L29 7WG

Sefton Parish Church is one of the oldest Christian sites on Merseyside and the only Grade 1 listed building in the Metropolitan Borough of…

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St Anthony’s Church, Scotland Road, Liverpool

Scotland Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L55BD

Built in 1833 to the designs of John Broadbent, this Grade II listed church can accommodate 1,700 worshippers all of whom have an unrestricted…

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St Barnabas Church, Penny Lane

1 Carsdale Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L18 1LZ

We must have the most famous address in Liverpool! Completed in 1914, this Grade II listed building- architect James F. Doyle. It features: a…

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St Matthew and St James Church Mossley Hill Open Day

Mossley Hill Parish Church, Rose Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L18 8DB

St Matthew and St James Parish Church Mossley Hill was built in 1875. It is a designated Grade 11* listed building. It was the first church in the…

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St Nicholas Church, Blundellsands

St. Nicholas Church, Bridge Road, Crosby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 6SA

Grade II listed. Designed by Liverpool architect T.D. Barry. Six-bay Nave and two-bay apsidal chancel with a copper-clad fleche at the junction.…

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St. Margaret of Antioch, Toxteth Park, Diocese of Liverpool

St. Margaret of Antioch, Princes Road, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 1TG

The church was built in 1868–69 and designed by G. E. Street. It was paid for by Robert Horsfall, a local stockbroker and Anglo-Catholic. In…

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St.Marys, Grassendale

St. Marys Road, Garston, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 0NE

Our church was built by the wealthy merchants who lived in Cressington Park in 1854. It has an unusual 19th century timbered roof believed to be…

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The Ancient Chapel of Toxteth - LIVERPOOL

Park Road, Dingle, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 9RF

A charming Grade 1 Listed early 17th Century Non Conformist Chapel. A continuous place of worship since 1618 (This year being our 400th…

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The Hardmans’ House

National Trust, 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9ER

Enjoy a free pre-bookable 90 minute tour of The Hardmans' House on the Heritage Open Day. Step back in time to the 1950s in this fascinating home…

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The Wavertree Lock-Up

Childwall Road/Lake Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 8JS

Wavertree's octagonal lock-up was built of local sandstone in 1796, at the expense of the villagers - drunkenness was quite a problem 200 years…

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Toxteth Town Halls

Toxteth Town Hall Community Resource Centre, 15 High Park Street, Toxteth, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 8DX

There will be several presentations by Liverpool based renowned historians on both Liverpool 8 and the City There will be several stalls of…

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Wavertree Congregational Church

Wavertree Congregational Church, Hunters Lane, Wavertree , Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 8HL

The church is open fully for visitors to look around the 180 year old building, the school room is open in the basement as well as the gallery to…

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New Ferry Butterfly Park

Howell Road, New Ferry, Merseyside, CH62 5BJ

The tour will explore the industrial history of this former railway goods yard (brickmaking and railway operations), and how this has contributed…

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Oxton Society History Walk

Rose Mount / Village Road, Oxton, Merseyside, CH43 5SF

Guided tours of the Oxton area showcasing its history and development, its architecture and the people and events that have shaped it. The West…

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