Tamworth Heritage Open Day 2017
Date(s) - 10/09/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tamworth Town Centre
Tamworth will once again open its door to the past and invite you to come in and explore its fascinating history and all for FREE.
Take a look around St Editha’s, Tamworth’s magnificent church situated right in the heart of the town centre, take a mini tour with Mr Stan Parry, you can even climb the double helix spiral staircase (providing you meet the criteria)
Chat to the members of the Reliant Owners Club and look at the many Relaint vehicles on display. Tamworth is the home of the Reliant and recently celebrated the unveiling of a Blue Plaque by The reliant Motor Club and Tamworth Heritage Trust to mark where it all began.
The Town Hall in Market Street will be open, take a peek inside, meet the Tamworth Guild of Green Badge Guides along with other local organisations celebrating Tamworth’s past. Learn about Colin Grazier, the Tamworth man who became a war hero and how his story was discovered by local author, Phil Shanahan, after years of being kept a secret. Have a chat with members of Tamworth and District Civic Society and Friends of Tamworth Castle, you can even pick up an old Tamworth Herald. Don’t forget to pop into the Mayor’s Parlour and meet The Mayor and Mayoress of Tamworth, here you will find so many of Tamworth’s treasures on display.
At 11am and 2pm, the Green Badge Guides will be starting a one hour guided tour of the town, no need to book, just turn up and you’ll be amazed at what you will learn.
The residents of the Almshouses in Lower Gungate will also be waiting to welcome you. This peaceful haven right in the centre of the bustling town is a delight and there is always homemade cake and a good cup of tea on offer for a few pennies.
Tamworth Castle is always a must to visit. Dating back to Norman times, this magnificent Castle has so much to see and do. Entrance is free but limited tickets are available and must be booked in advance from Tamworth Tourist Information Centre situated within the main council building on Lichfield street during normal opening hours.
Tamworth Heritage Hub in Middle Entry is filled with facts and information about Tamworth’s past and you will always receive a warm welcome.
The Masonic Rooms in Lichfield Street, another of Tamworth’s fascinating buildings, pop in and learn more about The Masons.
Just on the edge of Tamworth are also other magnificent heritage buildings to visit:
- Spital Chapel
- St Leonards Church
- Middleton Hall, home of The Peel Collection, so much to explore about Sir Robert Peel and The Peel family.
It is well worth getting into your car and driving those few minutes to discover these beautiful buildings and discovering their past.Heritage by Stacy Birt. Bookmark the permalink.