Guest blogger: Heritage Open Days

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I’ve always supported Heritage Open Days (HOD) – September 11-14 this year.

The scheme to open the doors to historic buildings and monuments has been around since 1991.

I’ve enjoyed poking my nose around normally closed places, taking the girls into heritage hotspots kept away from the glare of the general public.

It’s a European Commission project and, across some 50 signatory European countries, it is known as European Heritage Days.

It has grown in popularity in recent years and is now known as Open Doors in Scotland and Wales.

This September I’ll be joining in activities in a different guise: as a guest blogger for the official website.

I’ll be reporting back from my home town of Chester on highlights from the weekend, particularly those with a nod to the centenary of the First World War.

* Update: read the published blog, Discovering stories from the Great War in Chester.

* Are you involved in a Heritage Open Days project around Chester? Then get in touch and I may come to interview you over the weekend. 

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