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It's All About the Heritage

A Bridlington Informer News Item from Bridlington.net - Visit Bridlington Informer

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Bridlington Old Town is taking part in National Heritage Open Day on Saturday 9 September 10.30am - 4.00pm in the Priory Church Rooms, Church Green, Bridlngton.

Following the success of last year's event in the Priory Church Rooms, local groups and societies are again being invited to showcase what they are doing to preserve and promote our amazing and diverse local heritage.

Organisations taking part include Bridlington Augustinian Society, Bridlington Civic Society, East Yorkshire Local History Society,Yorkshire Wolds Heritage Trust, U3A Family History Group, and Frack Free Bridlington & Villages. Each society will have a table on which to display their organisations aims and achievements.

The East Yorkshire branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England will be taking part and will include an exhibition of photographs from their competitions over the last three years.

New to this year's programme we welcome the Yorkshire Wolds Heritage Railway Society who are doing much to keep alive the memories of the "Malton Dodger" - the old Driffield to Malton railway line.

Come and learn more about the career of Bridlington's most famous son, William Kent, born in High Street and became a famous landscape gardener and was the architect of Horse Guards Parade in London. There will be a display of the Georgian architecture in Bridlngton's Old Town by Austen Redman and illustrated talks throughout the day by Sue Reeves entitled "The Landing of the Queenes Maiestie in the Bay of Burlington" - Queen Henrietta Maria's arrival in Bridlington Harbour during the Civil War.

There will be a new Church Trail to help visitors explore the churches in the area starting at the Bridlington Priory and printed trails for self guided walks of Bridlington Old Town will also be available. The Old Town has its own "Blue Plaques " on the historic buildings - look for the pink "H"signs.which show which buildings are open and taking part in Heritage Open Day.

With finials, pilasters, bow fronted shops and no two doorways the same, Bridlington Old Town is a model of Georgian architecture. Galleries, restaurants, cafes, public houses and a variety of shops can be found along the way.