Helping out at Heritage Open Days
Members of the Fylde DFAS committee joined the Civic Society and other groups to help at the Heritage Open Days event, which ran from 10 – 13 September. The four-day event is England’s biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture, offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore.
Lots of buildings were open in Lytham St Annes, including Matlock House on Clifton Drive, St Annes. This was one of the first buildings to be erected in St Annes and the first seat of local government for the new town.
Committee members helped out at the Town Hall in St Annes, providing tours of the building which house many of our local ‘treasures’, donated by various benefactors and the subjects of the wonderful Tagging the Treasures project. Fylde DFAS member and ivory expert Kunie Couch was on hand to provide information on the many ivories housed in the Town Hall.