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Churches open up for heritage days
10:29am Wednesday 29th August 2012 in News
TWO churches in the Benefice of Buckrose Carrs will be opening their doors to visitors as part of the national Heritage Open Days, over the weekend September 8 and 9.
St Hilda’s Church, Sherburn, will open 10am-4pm on Saturday, September 8 to enable visitors to admire its magnificent interior which was renovated 100 years ago this year.
That evening at 7pm, well-known singer and songwriter David Swann will tell the story of the East Yorkshire Waggoners in word and song.
The show tells of the Waggoners from being taken on at the local Hiring Fair through the farming year and includes the story of the members of The Waggoner’s Reserve who went to France during the First World War. Entrance is free but retiring donations in aid of church funds will be very welcome.
St Edmund’s Church, Knapton, is being opened on both Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm.
The St Edmund’s Rescue Group is providing the opportunity to see this Victorian estate church, with its richly painted ceiling, which is normally closed to the public. There will also be tombola, book stall and children’s quiz. Entrance is free.