Enjoy Lancaster’s heritage

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LEARN about life in the trenches, cruise Lancaster Canal or admire beautiful fresco work depicting saints and angels.

These are just some of the possibilities open to visitors to 15 historic buildings and monuments in the Lancaster district during next week’s national Heritage Open Days event from Thursday, September 8 to Sunday, September 11.

More than one million people from across England are expected to explore more than 4,000 properties of every style, period and function, many of which are normally closed to the public or charge for admission.

Coun Ron Sands, Lancaster City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, said: “The event celebrates England’s superb architecture and culture by offering free access to buildings that are usually closed to the public or charge for admission.

“Our district is blessed with buildings of every age, style and function and the open days will give both local people and visitors a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring local history and culture to life.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (01-09-11) for full story.