Learn se­crets of the past at fam­ily open day

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ST NI­CHOLAS’ Church in Blun­dell­sands is shar­ing the story of its rich her­itage as part of a na­tional her­itage project.

The 144-year old church will open its doors to the com­mu­nity over four days as part of Her­itage Open Days Eng­land.

The Grade II listed church, re­cently awarded a Sefton4Good grant to run a vol­un­teer-led her­itage project, will be open this Thurs­day, Septem­ber 6 from 2pm till 4pm.

The other her­itage days are Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 7 (2pm-4pm), Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 8 (9am1pm), and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 9 (9am-6pm).

Trained vol­un­teers will be avail­able to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the church’s her­itage and lead free guided tours for visi­tors.

Ex­ten­sive restora­tion work has been car­ried out in re­cent years.

Ed­win Pal­ing and Roslin Lazaroff of the Scot­tish Na­tional Or­ches­tra will be per­form­ing mu­sic by Mozart, Beethoven and oth­ers.

There will also be chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, mak­ing it a day the whole fam­ily can en­joy.

The or­gan­is­ers are also en­cour­ag­ing visi­tors to bring their old pho­to­graphs of the church and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

The open day also marks the launch of a her­itage pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion which will run through­out Septem­ber.

More de­tails are avail­able on www.stni­cholas­blun­dell­sands.org or the church’s Face­book page.

St Ni­cholas’s Church: shar­ing story

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