Heritage Open Days 2017

The countdown continues . . .

Our countdown board on our website continues to tick as the festival approaches ever nearer, and we are hoping you might be able to help Winchester Lido as they prepare. Do you have any old photographs of events at the Lido – if so drop us a line and we will put you in touch with Winchester Lido. They would be delighted if you can help. As you can see from our gallery below, Winchester Lido is just one of many amazing places in Winchester which is opening their doors for free in September.

A couple of weeks ago we shared more details on entries 59 to 72 of the programme. There’s quite an amazing range of events isn’t there! Did you spot that amongst the usual hidden gardens, amazing tours and opening doors, the gin tasting and afternoon teas?! Our volunteers are even arranging for you if you want to try your hand at stone carving, weaving and wood block printing. Today we thought we’d share information on entries 54 to 58 which we were ‘tweeting’ about last week.

  Title Dates Description
54 Winchester Embroiderers Guild at St Lawrence Church Thursday: 10:00 to 17:00, Friday: 09:30 to 16:00 An opportunity to meet Winchester Embroiderers Guild members demonstrating stitched textile techniques. There will also be a small display of members’ work in a range of styles.  We are a diverse group of textile artists who enjoy celebrating our heritage in contemporary as well as historical embroidery.  We look forward to meeting you.
55 Winchester Lido Saturday 10:00 to 16:00 Built in the early 1930s the Winchester Lido has continued to delight and serve the local community over the years. Discover more about its history, its role during the war, which 1960s pop bands played here and what it offers today as an indoor sports facility. You can even have a go at badminton and martial arts!
56 Winchester MG Owners Club Display in front of Winchester Cathedral Saturday: 10:00 to 15:00 One for all motor enthusiasts! A display of MGs and other classic and sports cars spanning several decades that will rekindle fond memories for those of a certain age. Come along and have a chat to the drivers.
57 Winchester’s Historic Journey Through Paper Cut. Friday: 13:00 to 17:00, Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00 Don’t miss the chance to see this exciting pop-up exhibition by Leah Keatley-Phoenix, exploring the history of famous landmarks in Winchester including the Cathedral, King Alfred the Great, The Buttercross and The Round Table through the art of paper cutting.
58 Winchester’s Military Museums Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 to 16:15 Six museums will be opening their doors for free, each telling the story of their regiments and how they contributed to the defence of Britain and the British Empire from the early 17th century to the present day. A temporary exhibition can also be viewed in The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum – Jane Austen and the Regimentals.


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