Churches and historical buildings are opening their doors to the public for a heritage weekend.
Stamford Civic Society is coordinating a programme of events to offer a glimpse into the history and architecture of local buildings. The theme is “material matters”.
Organiser Christine Stanier said: “Anyone who has ever wondered what stone they are looking at should come along to one of the tours and find out.”
On Saturday, September 14 tour guide John Smith will lead people around St George’s Church at 10.30am and St Mary’s Church at 2pm. Chris Davis will lead a group around St Martin’s Church at 2pm. Between 10am and 4pm the same day there will be a demonstration of Collyweston slating by local expert David Ellis at St John’s Church.
On Sunday, September 15 there will be a tour of St John’s Church at 2pm. There will also be a walk around the town’s stone trail with members of Stamford Geological Society starting from the town hall at 5.30pm both days.
To book a place on a church tour call 01780 754320.
Trustees of Bourne United Charities will open the Red Hall on September 14 from 10am until 4pm. Admission is free but local scout groups will serve refreshments to raise money for their funds.
St Andrew’s Church in Folkingham will open on September 15 from 10am until 4pm with a display by the village history group.
Visitors can also spend time at Dowsby Hall near Bourne with free guided tours throughout the weekend.