This year's Heritage Open Days festival in Stoke-on-Trent will benefit from the Society's support following months of meetings and workshops with the venues, hosts and facilitators that make the City's offer among the best in the country.
Our aim was to get as many heritage groups participating in a diverse programme that spanned the long weekend. The festival, which runs from 7th to 10th September was officially launched at Spode Works on 31st August (see above). Over twenty organisations took part in the planning meetings which began at the end of last year.
This year's leaflet details 26 separate events including those facilitated by our friends at Middlepport Pottery, Etruria Industrial Museum, Stoke Minster, Ceramic City Stories, Ford Green Hall, Spode, Bethesda, and Stoke-on-Trent Museums and Parks. Potteries Heritage Society is directly involved in three separte events. On Thursday 7th September we are teaming up with Etruria Boat Group for Stories From Historic Narrowboats, on Friday 8th PHS's Andy Perkin and Ecologist Nicola Farrin will lead a walk exploring Heritage & Nature in the Potteries, and on Sunday 10th Andy will also the leading a Guided Heritage Canoe Trail from Northwood to Stockton Brook.
We are very grateful to all those organisations who got involved and for the support of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, who have produced the leaflet and dedicated web pages. We also extend our thanks to Heritage Champion, and now Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Cllr Dan Jellyman, who hosted many of the meetings.
For a list of Heritage Open Days events in Stoke-on-Trent go to:
Further details and daily breakdown can be found on our diary pages.