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Explore Broxtowe's History For Coffee and Cake

31st August 2014 Broxtowe Borough Council, Upcoming Events Tags: 0 Comments

Beeston Town Hall will open its doors next month, giving visitors a unique opportunity to explore the history of Beeston over tea, coffee and cake, as part of this year’s National Heritage Open Days.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE will attend on Friday 12th September at the Town Hall, Foster Avenue, Beeston.

Employees from Broxtowe Borough Council have prepared a display including old maps, civic memorabilia and even press cuttings from over 100 years ago. Past Mayors will provide guided tours of the town hall.

Beeston and District Civic Society will also be on hand to answer questions about Broxtowe’s history. Beeston Camera Club will also have a special display to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

Visitors to the event, between 11.00am and 3.00pm, can also buy tea, coffee and cake, with all proceeds going to the Mayor’s chosen charities, Cancer Research UK and Hope Nottingham between 12.00pm and 2.00pm.

Heritage Open Days are an annual national celebration of England’s fantastic architecture, culture and history, offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. This year’s events takes place between Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th September.

A packed programme of events will take place across Attenborough, Beeston, Bramcote, Chilwell and Stapleford, organised by Beeston and District Civic Society in conjunction with Beeston and District Local History Society, Friends of Bramcote Old Church Tower and Stapleford and District Local History Society.

For more information about this and other events taking place in south Broxtowe during the Heritage Open Days, please contact Beeston District Civic Society atbeestoncivicsociety@googlemail.com or visitwww.beestoncivicsociety.wordpress.com

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