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Heritage Open Days 2019

September 13

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture as heritage sites across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history!

Events on the 13th September:

Newark Heritage Barge:

11.00am – 4.00pm

Newark Heritage Barge “Leicester Trader” is the last “Trent” size cargo barge built to fit the old locks of the Trent Navigation Company. On board is a museum and learning resource, explaining life and work on the River Trent barges.

Friends of Newark Town Hall Museum

10.30am – 3.30pm.

Guides in Georgian costume will conduct tours of Newark Town Hall including the magnificent Ballroom built in 1776 by the architect John Carr of York. This year the tours will include the Victorian Police cells.

Sconce and Devon Park Guided Tour

2pm – 3pm.

The park opened in 1913 and the tour will look at both the history within the park and the wildlife.  Tours will take approximately 1 hour.

The history includes the following – the Queens Sconce from the English Civil War, Scales linen factory manufacturing agricultural smocks in the Victorian age, willow weaving and reference to a small gauge railway that crossed the park transporting gypsum to the river.

Pre-booking is preferred. Please contact George Hemstock or Christine Hinton at 07971 486301 or 07725 149216

Newark Cemetery Chapel Interpretation Centre

11am – 1pm.

The chapel in Newark Cemetery will be open with members of the Friends of Newark Cemetery on hand to help locate graves.

There will also be a display in the Chapel entitled “Their Legacies live on!”


September 13