Open for Heritage Open Days

IMG_0679Despite the occasional downpour, we had an excellent turnout for Heritage Open Days on Saturday. The Restore pop-up shop was open and busy throughout the day with a surprising variety of visitors interested to find out more about the project.

fay smithIn the shop, our photographic archive was as popular as ever bringing back nostalgic memories of a bygone time for many visitors.

Mr MasonElsewhere, Mr Mason’s Historic Town Tour proved very popular, as did the hard hat tour of the Cotton Exchange – both on everyone’s list of ‘must do’ things.

IMG_0697Over on Northgate, local artist Emily Lord was kept busy helping people to look more closely at buildings at our Townscape Heritage drawing workshop.

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Unfortunately, the wet weather meant we didn’t get quite as many people participating in the Paint the Town art competition as we would have hoped, but the ones we did get were fantastic.

The finished pieces will be judged over the next week, followed by a  prize giving event at The Bureau on Victoria Street, Thursday 21st September at 6.30pm.

A big thank you to everyone that braved the rain to come and see us and for all the incredible support and enthusiasm for the plans and ambitions for the area.


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