Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days Louth area attractions

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LOTS of the area’s attractions are welcoming visitors for the county’s Heritage Open Days.

On Friday September 7 the Sessions House in Eastgate will open its doors to the public from 10am to 2pm and the town’s treasures will be on display.

Thomas Wallis’s portrait and his watercolours of Louth bridges will also be back at the Sessions House after being on show for four months at Louth Museum as part of their nationally acclaimed exhibition of Wallis’ superb Victorian woodcarvings.

The town Charters, which grant the town royal permission to hold markets, will be on show too. There will also be the opportunity to view the plaque awarded to Louth by Countryfile magazine to mark being voted Britain’s Favourite Market Town.

At 11am local historian and Blue Badge Guide Jean Howard will be on hand to introduce visitors to the Panorama, the charters and the paintings on show and share stories of illustrious local characters portrayed.

Anyone who cannot make it on Friday can view the Panorama and the paintings each Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 1pm, (and at other times, subject to room availability, by contacting the Town Clerk on 01507 355895).

Saltfleetby All Saints, the church with the tilted tower just off the B1200, has an open day on Saturday September 8, between 11am and 4.30pm.

As well as tea and delicious cakes there will be traditional amusements, flower displays, an artist and spinner at work, craft cards and live music from saxophone quartet Swynford.

l Go along to Stewton Church on Sunday September 9, from 10am to 4pm.

They want to hear from people if they have any historical conection with Stewton. Go along and tell your stories, share photos and wedding and christening mementos.

Call Dorothy Mansfield on 01507 327533 for details.

Don’t miss an entertaining weekend being held at Huttoft’s St Margaret’s Church this Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, from 10am until 4pm each day.

On Saturday, people are invited to connect with poet John Betjeman, who wrote about Huttoft’s vicar, Rev Caleb.

At 11am the Addlethorpe Puppets are on show, something for all ages before a harpist will perform in the afternoon.

On Sunday, a holy communion will be held at 11.45am before a visit from members of the John Betjeman Society and a performance from hand bell ringers.

St Margaret’s Church, Keddington, will be open from 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday.

This is a lovely church in a very pretty setting and is soon to become the home of Christopher Bowen, a newly qualified architect.