Visitors and residents of North Kesteven had the chance last weekend to discover the district’s historical delights.
Heritage Open Days is a four-day festival offering a great chance to see stunning buildings not always open to the public for free, as well as offering talks and guided walks.
Co-ordinated by Heckington-based Heritage Lincolnshire, it is the 23rd year of the county-wide festival.
Among the 180 events and venues opening across Lincolnshire between Thursday and Sunday, there were displays of historical artefacts, spinning and weaving at Osbournby Church, a photographic exhibition at Silk Willoughby Church on the Lincolnshire landscape and St Andrew’s Church in Heckington offered guided tours, an art and photography display, children’s trail and free concert. Sleaford Museum launched a new display detailing the history of the many pubs in the town during the Victorian era.
Cogglesford Watermill, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre and Navigation House all took part, and there was a rare opening of Dowsby Hall and Gardens, plus children’s activities at Temple Bruer Knights Templar Tower.