Fascinating places to visit with free entry, during Fylde Coast Heritage Open Days in September.
Interesting and historic buildings are open for you to visit FREE of charge in Fleetwood, Blackpool, Lytham and St Annes.
12-15 and 19-22 September, 2019
Includes details of properties in Lytham and St Annes
The 1906 Cleveleys Cottage Exhibition Tour takes place over four days in 2019. It’s part of the Heritage Open Days event.
Thursday/Fridays 12th and 13th plus 19th and 20th September. Starts at 11.00am from the corner of West Drive and Cleveleys Avenue.
The tour will be taken by the usual guide Dave Evans and booking is advised on 01253 478090.
Heritage Open Days
This is a national event, that takes places every September. It runs over two weekends this year, from Thursday to Sunday. There are open doors and interesting tours at buildings and interesting places along the Fylde Coast. At many venues there are tours and guides to tell you everything that you want to know. A lot of these buildings aren’t normally open to the public during the rest of the year, and it’s FREE admission at them all.
In Fleetwood you can park your car and enjoy a FREE heritage bus ride to all of the promenade venues. Available Sunday 22 September 2019.
Some of them are only open on this one day of the year. This is your chance to look behind locked doors and behind the scenes. Make the most of this chance!
Plan your weekend
Visit the various Visit Fylde Coast websites to find out more about what’s open to view during the weekend. What’s new this year, and what you want to see first.
- Heritage Open Days in Fleetwood
- Open Days in Blackpool
- Heritage Open Days in Lytham, St Annes and Ansdell
These events are not organised by Visit Fylde Coast – all details correct at time of publication. Please contact the organisers for further information.
What you Can See During Heritage Open Days
In the 25th year of Heritage Open Days across the country, Blackpool and the Fylde Coast offered a fantastic programme of events. Such a lot to see and learn from a wide-ranging history of Blackpool, Lytham, Fleetwood and Wyre.
What did you see? Did you visit Blackpool Tower? Take part in a guided history tour along the promenade? Climb Cocker Clock Tower in Stanley Park? Maybe you enjoyed an illustrated presentation on the history of the North Euston Hotel in Fleetwood? Perhaps you spent time at Rossall Point with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust? Or did you take a tour of Lytham Windmill?
The White Church at Fairhaven
Visit Fylde Coast contributor, Sue Massey, popped along to view the interior of The White Church at Fairhaven.
How many times do you pass interesting places on the bus and think, “Must check that out”? The Heritage Open Day offered the perfect opportunity to visit The White Church.
It’s an impressive building from the outside and is a striking landmark in Fairhaven and Ansdell.
On entering the church, the inside is stunning, in particular the stained glass windows.
I spoke to Jan Hirst, Heritage Coordinator, a friendly and knowledgeable church member who was eager to answer questions. As were other volunteers on hand for the Heritage Open Days.
At the heart of the community
The White Church is involved in numerous community activities. One of its many charities supports local homeless people. September is harvest festival season and all the White Church’s harvest produce is donated to the local food bank in St Annes.
Another important charity is the building of a school in Gambia. Their pupil numbers have risen from 6 to 100.
The Story of the White Church and The Story of the Stained Glass Windows are attractively produced booklets available at the church. Both are full of interesting facts to help the visitor appreciate the history of the White Church and the messages contained in the beautiful windows.
The Church Hall holds many community events, regular concerts, and a coffee morning every Thursday from 10am – 2pm.
You don’t need to wait for an Heritage Open Day to be made welcome at The White Church. Go along and have a look!
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