Peterborough’s history celebrated at Heritage Open Days Weekend

Peterborough’s historic gems were opened up to members of the public as the city celebrated its heritage.

Tuesday, 17th September 2019, 3:52 pm
Heritage Open days. Knights Templer Ash Butterworth at Cathedral Square Heritage event. EMN-190914-190942009

More than 30 buildings in Peterborough and the surrounding villages opened up their doors last weekend for this year’s Heritage Open Days weekend. The programme is the result of close co-operation between Peterborough Civic Society, Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough City Council and Vivacity who encouraged participants to open their doors free of charge. New venues include the 18 th century D’Arcy Jewellers’ Shop in the city centre, the ArcHaus architects’ offices located in a carefully restored 1930s art deco building near Wansford, the magnificent ground floor reception rooms of Thorpe Hall, and a range of fine churches. Other venues to take part included Peterborough Museum, Peterborough Cathedral and the Faizan e Madina Mosque. The Environment Agency also ran a range of activities in Cathedral Square.

Heritage open days at Crowland Abbey. EMN-190914-191607009
Heritage Open days. Kate Stefanova and daughter Klaudia (6) at Peterborough Museum looking at a dinosaur scull. EMN-190914-190909009

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Heritage Open days. The Environment Agency live fish tank on Cathedral Square Heritage event. EMN-190914-190931009
Heritage Open days. Nene Valley Nenescape's Lucy Hawes with children making willow models at Cathedral Square Heritage event. EMN-190914-191111009
Heritage Open days. Visitors to the Cathedral Square Heritage event. EMN-190914-191123009
Heritage Open days. Environment Agency EMN-190914-191134009
Heritage Open days. Healthy Living stall at St Botolph's Church. Longthorpe with Angie Ward, Janet Mandley, Liz Medlock, Gypsy the therapy dog and Edwina Miller EMN-190914-191145009
Heritage Open days at St Botolph's Church. Longthorpe . Linda Verdegem with the church display EMN-190914-191156009
Memory Walk at Ferry Meadows in aid of the Alzheimers Society Jacqui Woodthorpe and friends at the memory tree. EMN-190915-215818009
Heritage Weekend . David D'Arcy opens up the back room of his jewellers in Westgate looking on is visitor Shirley Hemmings EMN-190915-215806009
Heritage Weekend . Faizan E Madina mosque open day. Visitors with mosque chairman Abdul Choudhuri and committee members Haq Nawaz and Zahid Akbar EMN-190915-215214009