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Liskeard Unlocked- Heritage Open Days

September 13 - 16

| Free

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture takes place over four days in September. This year between September 13th – 16th, Liskeard Unlocks it’s doors to celebrate heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places in your town and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE. Click here to download the Liskeard Unlocked booklet

There is also a self-guided family trail – follow the trail around the town looking for clues to the questions in the leaflet, fill them all in and bring it along to the Tourist Information Centre in the Museum for a small reward. Click here to download the family trail

Click here for full details of each property on the Heritage Open Days Website

 


Thursday 13th September

 

Pendean House –  Former home of the Glubb family, beautiful and unusual wood panelling, display on life in service/servants. 11am-3pm

St Martin’s Church – Architecture from Norman times to the present day (now without pews). 10am-4pm

Methodist Church – Grade II listed building, exhibition on extraordinary women of the church, creative activities. 10am-1pm

Liskeard & District Museum  – many interactive and augmented reality displays. Display about women who ran businesses in Liskeard. 10am-4pm plus additional evening opening from 6.30-9.30pm including refreshments

Stuart House – learn more about this 500 year old house, including the stories of the women who owned the house and lived here. 9.30am-3.30pm

Evening Heritage Walk – Join Brian Oldham for a guided walk around the buildings you will be able to visit over the weekend. Meet at the museum at 7pm.

 

Friday 14th September 

 

Council Chamber and Mayor’s Parlour – see pictures of former mayors going back to 1894, have tea with the current Mayor and hear the story of how King George III’s muffineer came to Liskeard. 10am-2.30pm

The Cornish Times – take a tour of the editorial department, hear about the history of Webbs House and the newspaper. Booking essential, email kerenza.moore@cornish-times.co.uk or call 01579 325390. 10am, 11am and 12 noon

St Martin’s Church – Architecture from Norman times to the present day (now without pews). 10am-4pm

Methodist Church – Grade II listed building, exhibition on extraordinary women of the church, creative activities. 10am-1pm

Liskeard & District Museum  – many interactive and augmented reality displays. Display about women who ran businesses in Liskeard. 10am-4pm

Stuart House – learn more about this 500 year old house, including the stories of the women who owned the house and lived here. 9.30am-3.30pm

Illustrated Talk – a talk for the Old Cornwall Society by Brian Oldham, all welcome. Quimperle Room, Liskeard Public Hall, 2.30pm

Geological Talk – join Calum Beeson on a walk around town, discover the stories behind the stone used in local buildings. Meet Liskeard Public Hall at 6pm, the walk will return to the hall by 7.30pm in time for the quiz

Liskeard Heritage Quiz – teams of 4, pasties and drinks will be on sale. Liskeard Public Hall, 7.30pm

 

Saturday 15th September

 

Today there will be Storytelling around the town between 10 am- 12.30 pm. There will also be a trail of six buildings connected with the women, with posters and other displays and activities, including gansey knitting and hat making.

Catholic Church – historic building with a connection to Cornish mining heritage, display on history and the ancient pilgrimage site of Our Lady of Liskeard. 10am-5pm

The Pipewell – the iron gates which are normally closed to protect the well will be open. New information panel. 10am-3pm

Trewithen House – 19th Century building now being restored as a private house, magnificent hall, stairway and window, display on old owners and events with old photographs. 1pm-4pm

Greenbank House – Grade II listed 19th Century residence in private ownership, display on previous owners and women in service. 11am-4pm.

St Martin’s Masonic Hall – a rare chance to look inside the rooms of the Masonic Lodge on the Parade. 10am-3pm.

Council Chamber and Mayor’s Parlour – see pictures of former mayors going back to 1894, have tea with the current Mayor and hear the story of how King George III’s muffineer came to Liskeard. 10am-2.30pm

St Martin’s Church – Architecture from Norman times to the present day (now without pews), today there is also the opportunity to climb to the top of the church tower. 10am-4pm

Methodist Church – Grade II listed building, exhibition on extraordinary women of the church, creative activities. 10am-1pm

Liskeard & District Museum  – many interactive and augmented reality displays. Display about women who ran businesses in Liskeard. 10am-1pm

Stuart House – learn more about this 500 year old house, including the stories of the women who owned the house and lived here. 9.30am-3.30pm, drop in and make a hat 10am-2pm

Seventh-day Adventist Church on Castle Hill will be open on Saturday 15th for free health checks, but, they have said that everyone is welcome to go and look around the venue between 10am and 4pm.

Sunday 16th September

The Drangways (alleyways) of Liskeard – guided walk with Brian Oldham through narrow passageways with history and photographs not found on the official heritage trail. Meet at the Fountain on the Parade at 2pm, 2 and a half mile trail ending at Wetherspoons

Shout (Cornish Singing) – The Albion pub, 8pm


Hats Off to Liskeard’s Women Workers

The National theme for Heritage Open Days is women and power to mark 100 years since many women got the vote. Locally we’ve been finding out about women who worked and ran businesses in the town. As part of Hats Off, children at Hillfort and St Martin’s schools have made puppets and told the women’s stories and their work will be on display at Liskeard Unlocked. On Saturday 15 September there will be storytelling around the town. There will also be a trail of six buildings connected with the women with posters and other displays and activities including gansey knitting and hat making

The Hats Off Project was made possible by a FEAST grant and match funding from Liskeard Town Council and Cornwall Councillors Nick Craker, Sally Hawken and Jane Pascoe.

Straw Hat Making Workshop Stuart House, Sat 15th Sept, 10 am-2pm

Gansey Knitting Demonstration & Display Painters, Sat 15th Sept, 10am-2pm

Details

Start:
September 13
End:
September 16
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Liskeard Town Council
Phone:
01579 345407
Website:
www.liskeard.gov.uk

Venue

Liskeard
PL14 6AF
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