Discover Wyre history in week of celebration

Marsh Mill, Thornton
1982, historical
Marsh Mill, Thornton 1982, historical
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Discover Wyre’s rich history this month as prominent buildings across the coast open their doors.

A series of special activities at prominent places across the borough will celebrate Heritage Open Days from Thursday until Sunday this week.

From Thursday until Sunday, from 11am until 4pm, volunteers at Rossall Point Observation Tower and the National Coastwatch Institution will be teaching the public about the buildings’ past.

The Marine Hall in Fleetwood will be open from 11am until 3pm from Thursday to Sunday.

And the historic, grade II listed Marsh Mill in Thornton (pictured) will be open on Saturday and Sunday between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

Coun Lynne Bowen, Leisure and Culture Portfolio Holder at Wyre Council, said: “We’re inviting people to experience local history, architecture and culture, all for free as part of this national heritage festival.

“We’re opening up a variety of buildings, leading tours of towns and villages and offering the chance to learn about the history of these places from the people who know them best - our knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers, friends groups, rangers and local historians.

“There is something to interest all ages and I’d like to encourage everyone to discover somewhere new in the wonderful borough that we live in.”

People can learn more about the Heritage Open Days and where to visit by visiting Wyre Council’s website at www.wyre.gov.uk/info/200308/leisure_and_tourism.