AN entire village will celebrate its heritage this month.
Marsden village, on the A62 Manchester Road in the Colne Valley, is celebrating its rich history and culture as part of the Heritage Open Day, said to be England’s biggest and most popular cultural event of the year.
On Saturday September 12 there will be exhibitions, guided history walks, a craft fair at the United Church, a concert by the United Voices choir in the parish church and a brass band concert in the park.
All are free events.
The shops, pubs and cafés will be open to add to the business of the village.
The National Trust exhibition is open at its Marsden Moor Estate headquarters in the railway goods yard.
The trust will be launching its new Heritage Trail leaflet, describing a walk along paths surrounding the village.
The Standedge Visitors’ Centre at Tunnel End – a short walk along the canal – is also open.
In addition to its usual exhibition and boat trips into the longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel in the country, it has planned activities for children and talks on the history of the canal.
The Marsden History Group has co-ordinated the village-wide event.
The heritage event is being run across the country and is intended to show off all that’s best about the UK.
In Huddersfield many buildings and places of interest will be open.
They include popular attractions such as Lindley Clock Tower, Th’owd Towser former jail in Holmfirth and the Quaker Meeting House.
Many local churches will be hosting exhibitions and displays.