Grantham treasures will open their doors

June Rowland, Christopher Andrews and Anne Jablonski of St Wulfram's in Grantham. Photo: 712B

June Rowland, Christopher Andrews and Anne Jablonski of St Wulfram's in Grantham. Photo: 712B

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THIS weekend will offer people a great chance to take a look around St Wulfram’s church and meet the people at the heart of the great building.

Visitors are welcome on Saturday from 10am until 3pm as part of the Grantham Heritage Days.

People will get the chance to visit the Trigg Library - the first ever public library - meet the bell ringers, climb the tower and much more.

A similar event last year attracted more than 700 visitors.

The Rev June Rowland said: “I meet people who say they have lived in Grantham all their lives but have never been in St Wulfram’s.

“This is a great chance for people to find out more on an informal basis.”

People who pop into the church will also get the chance to listen to the church choir and speak to volunteers with Grantham Street Pastors and the Foodbank.

The Rev Canon Christopher Andrews said: “We are here for the town, not just the people that come to church.

“It is a big plus for us to be at the heart of Grantham and that’s why it is so important for us to be available as well.”

Other Heritage Day events include the chance to visit the King’s School library on Saturday and see where Sir Isaac Newton carved his name and much more. The library is open from 9.30am until 2.30pm.

The Old Burial Ground in Manthorpe Road will be open to the public on Sunday.

Belton House will open its doors between 12.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday, giving people the chance to look round the 17th century house and take in the gardens, maze and the county’s largest adventure playground.

Woolsthorpe Manor - the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton - will open its doors to heritage visitors from 11am until 5pm on Saturday. People can learn more about Sir Isaac at the Science Discovery Centre and visit the famous apple tree.

St Peter’s Church in Lenton will also be open on Friday and Saturday (2.30 - 5.30pm), featuring the artistic Host of Angels Experience.

For more go to www.heritageopendays.org.uk