One of the many casualties of corona virus has been Heritage Open Days – that one weekend in the year when the hidden historical gems of UK towns and villages throw open thoer doors to the general public for free.
But all is not completely lost – as Visit Felixstowe is hosting an alternative ‘virtual ‘ version which can be accessed via facebook, twitter or youtube.
From the top of St. John’s Church tower to the basements of Harvest House, the seaside town of Felixstowe offers a rich history and heritage to discover.
On Saturday 12 September, Visit Felixstowe will be holding a ‘virtual’ Heritage Open Days across their social media platforms.
All-new video tours have been put together featuring unique tours, stories and information around a selection of key Felixstowe landmarks – from a children’s tour of Martello Tower ‘P’ to Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Museum, Felixstowe Town Hall, Harvest House, Felixstowe and Offshore Radio and the Felixstowe Seafront Gardens.
Paul Grant from Felixstowe Forward and the Landguard Partnership said “As it is not possible to open venues to visit in person in 2020, we are excited to present a special ‘virtual’ day of tours, stories and pictures to give everyone a wonderful taster of Felixstowe’s history and heritage”.
The Felixstowe – ‘virtual’ Heritage Open Days 2020 will be posted throughout Saturday
12 September from 0900 onwards at:
Note: all the videos can continued to be viewed after the event on the VF Youtube Channel.
0915 Welcome from the Mayor of Felixstowe at the top of St. John’s Church tower.
1000 Felixstowe Museum – a short tour of the Local History Room with Jan Willis.
1100 Felixstowe Seafront Gardens – a short tour with Bev Boyce.
1200 The Old School on Garrison Lane – a walk around in July 2020.
1230 Felixstowe and Offshore Radio – a celebration.
1300 Martello Tower ‘P’ – a short tour by Mollie, aged 10.
1400 Felixstowe Town Hall – a short tour with the Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Mark Jepson.
1500 Landguard Fort – a celebration.
1530 Harvest House – a short tour with Bev Boyce.
Wish you were here! Bygone postcards at 1030, 1130, 1330 and 1430.
** All times are approx.