Heritage Open Day 8th September 2018
For this years Heritage Open Day we were located in a small marquee at the York Row end of the High Street, outside William H Brown.
With the help of some fantastic volunteers, we welcomed over 100 visitors and passers-by to discuss the projects progress and our plans for the High Street, including the plans for The Gap at No 24.
Despite the rain, lots of people turned up for tours of the High Street where we looked at the architectural detail of the buildings, reminisced about their history and discussed the plans the High Street Project has to see renovation and repair to many of the properties. We also looked inside “The Gap” where a building collapsed 30 years ago and discussed the plans for the new community space and viewing platform.
We were able to talk to visitors about some of activities the project has delivered so far including the Big Dig, Conservation Workshop and Gutter Cleaning. We were also able to showcase some of the fantastic images the photography workshop has being creating over the past year. Many photos appear on the project website or you can view more on our very own Instagram page “historicwisbech”.
As with so many events, the involvement of the project volunteers was hugely appreciated. Thanks on this occasion to Mike Forrest, Paul Eden, Eric Sommerville, David Crouch, Aldo Ierubino and Lorena Hodgson.