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Heritage open days at Old Meeting House

Posted onPosted on 18th Aug
Heritage open days at Old Meeting House

The Old Meeting House, Mansfield, is to be open to the public over three days in September as part of the National Heritage Open Days.

The chapel, in the centre of the town, which was built and opened in 1702, is the oldest non-conformist place of worship in Nottinghamshire.

Unitarians and Free Christians are opening the chapel and buildings from 2pm on Friday 17th to 4pm on Sunday, l9th September, with displays on the national theme of Edible England.

The event will feature the town’s now lost excitement for gooseberry pies and the connection to Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA; a talk on local windmills; a guest appearance by local folk singer Tony Wade; food quizzes and nibbles; and games and activities for children.

The event will be opened by the Mayor of Mansfield and close with a Harvest Carol service at 3pm on Sunday, 19th September.

For further details and a full programme, see the noticeboards at the Old Meeting House or go to its Facebook page, search for MansfieldOldMeetingHouse.

The National Heritage Open Days, which were launched in 1994, aim to encourage the free opening of historically interesting buildings like theatres, windmills, inns, and places of worship. Each year around 40,000 volunteers provide 5,000 events around the country.