We hosted the first Heritage Explorers, and although I knew it would be slow as it is just before the start of the new school year, we had 7 families attend, most of whom stayed for 1 hour - 2 hours, which was amazing! The activities included Victorian dressing up, the new illustrated children’s trail, make a stained glass window, colouring and make wings and a crown. It was lovely to see families doing the children's trail, really looking at the church and using the mirrors and magnifying glasses to explore.
The theme next month is Victorian toys. I hope next month to add some object handling as well. Please do tell people you know to come along, it’s the first Saturday of every month and FREE!
Our next big event is Saturday 28th October which will be our Heritage Open day in the church. We will have objects and vestments on display, Chris Gidlow will be leading church tours, Elizabeth Betts will be there for you to help sew our tapestry, there will be children’s activities and the new explorer’s trail. Please do come along and invite your family and friends!
This week, I’m busy designing some schools resources, finalising the brief for the new Heritage Hub to our designers and thinking about some new signs. Once these are on the way, I can focus on organising activities and visits. I will be leading a session with the Beavers and Scouts in October and November.
Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear more about the community sewing project and encouraging community groups to come for a church tour.
If you want to volunteer or be involved in any aspect of the project, please do contact me.