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Notice: Guildford’s Heritage Open Days Festival Thursday To Sunday, September 16 To 19

Published on: 12 Sep, 2021
Updated on: 12 Sep, 2021

Heritage Open days take place across the country every September, when volunteers organise events to celebrate history and culture and offer an opportunity to see hidden places and try out new experiences.

Nationally, the festival will begin on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12 but Guildford’s own Heritage Open Day events will mostly happen from Thursday, September 16 to Sunday September 19.

There will be plenty to see,whether you want to visit historic buildings and churches, a vineyard or market garden, attend walks, see historic vehicles or watch demonstrations.

Guildford Cathedral will be holding special events for the Diamond Jubilee of its consecration in 1961.

Also available for visits will be the County Club and the Medieval Undercroft on Guildford High Street and the Royal Grammar School’s Chained Library in the Upper High Street.

Guides will provide walks in the High Street and re-enactors from Historia Normannis will demonstrate medieval life and warfare outside the castle.

There will be historic Dennis vehicles in the High Street, plus a Dennis exhibition by Wetherspoons in the Rodboro buildings (the original 1901 Dennis factory).

The National Trust at Dapdune Wharf will be running its annual Wey River Festival which will end with an illuminated river pageant at dusk.

The National Trust at Dapdune Wharf will be running its annual Wey River Festival on Saturday, September 18, which will end with an illuminated river pageant at dusk when narrow boats lit up with fairy lights will travel from the centre of Guildford to Dapdune Wharf to the sound of the Croydon Steel Orchestra.

For details of all the events taking place, visit http://guildfordheritageforum.co.uk/2019/10/30/heritage-open-weekend.

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