Bury’s buildings open their doors as part of Heritage Open weekend

Heritage weekend - Bury St Edmunds Fire Station''Pictured: Penny (7) and Gregory (5) Travell in a fire engine ANL-150913-205959009

Heritage weekend - Bury St Edmunds Fire Station''Pictured: Penny (7) and Gregory (5) Travell in a fire engine ANL-150913-205959009

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A number of historic and traditional buildings in the St Edmundsbury area welcomed the public over the weekend as part of a Heritage Open Weekend.

36 locations which are normally private were open to all from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September.

Heritage weekend - SNT Office on Angel Hill''Pictured: PC Dave Ellis, PC Tony Russell and PD (police dog) Jackson ANL-150913-205114009

Heritage weekend - SNT Office on Angel Hill''Pictured: PC Dave Ellis, PC Tony Russell and PD (police dog) Jackson ANL-150913-205114009

The town played its part once again in the country’s largest heritage festival by holding special open days, walks, talks, tours and displays.

Over a hundred people got involved in the weekend, choosing a theme of either architecture, wildlife or local history.

It was the country’s 21st national heritage celebrations and residents had the opportunity to explore the fire and police stations as well as the Magistrates’ Court, the future of which is currently in doubt.

This year also saw two locations celebrating their 50th anniversaries. Both the Theatre Royal and West-Stow Anglo-Saxon Village allowed visitors to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the Borough’s collections room.

Heritage open weekend at the Bury Magistrates Court''Pictured: A re-enactment of a trial ANL-150913-203727009

Heritage open weekend at the Bury Magistrates Court''Pictured: A re-enactment of a trial ANL-150913-203727009

The Heritage Open Days gave people the opportunity to discover hidden gems, connect with the area and learn about the town.