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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


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.”

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