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Plenty of Heritage Open Days events in Newark and Southwell to get involved with




There are several events that people can get out and enjoy as part of Heritage Open Days.

A number of activities have had to become virtual tours while the country remains in the grip of coronavirus.

Sconce Park.
Sconce Park.

However, some open-air activities are safe to take place.

Park ranger George Hemstock is leading a tour of Sconce and Devon Park today (Friday) at 2pm.

Kevin Winter will be leading Civil War tours on Saturday and the following Sunday at 11am.

All tours are limited to ten people and need to be pre-booked for track and trace purposes.

Being outdoor tours, social distancing can be maintained throughout.

In Southwell, you can take a self-guided tour of the town — learning of historic buildings, the high street and its shops, The Archbishop’s Palace and the minster.

It starts from the Church Street carpark and takes around 45 minutes to complete.

People can also take a look inside the town’s old courthouse built in 1884.

Through a virtual tour, people can see the courtroom and cells with their original doors, as well as a cell toilet.

The building is now home to Southwell Town Council and there is even an office in one of the cells.

All the details are on the Heritage Open Day’s website at www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

Last year there were 21 events across Newark and Southwell and Newark Heritage Forum, who organise them locally, and of which Mr Winter is chairman, had hoped to build on that again this year.



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