A SELECTION of the town’s oldest and most historic buildings will be opened up to the public for free as part of a series of special Heritage Open Days.
King Edward Street Chapel, Charles Roe House, St Alban’s Church, Park Green House and the silk museums are among the venues to open.
Built in 1690, King Edward Street Chapel’s early history is connected with the Macclesfield silk button trade and the famous Brocklehurst family. It will be open from 10.30am until 4pm on Saturday, September 12.
The public will be free to visit rooms including the Major’s Parlour, the Council Chamber and the Old Butter Market at the Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 - 13, between 11am - 3pm.
The merchant’s house at the corner of Park Green Road and Sunderland Street will open on Saturday, September 12, from 10.30am to 3pm.
St Alban’s Roman Catholic Church, on Chester Road , will be open on Saturday and Sunday between 1pm and 5pm.
For a list of venues and times go to cheshireeast.gov.uk.
CHESHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is reminding local householders and businesses to get their chimney swept as part of Chimney Fire Safety Week, which runs from September 7 -12th.
Real fires create a warm and homely atmosphere but bring with them extra risks and should be properly maintained.
Nick Evans, head of Prevention at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Without proper maintenance a chimney can become dangerous and cause a house fire, so it’s important that we get the message across of how important it is for people to get their chimney swept before using them, during this week long campaign.”
“It’s important that people get their chimneys swept now and not leave it until the last minute or simply forget to get the job done.”