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Cirencester Civic Society

Planning has started on Heritage Open Days 2018 which will be held from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September.

The Society has been responsible for organising this event in Cirencester for the past twenty years. Each year we try to find some new events and buildings which enable residents and visitors to learn more about the heritage of the town.

New in 2017 was an Opening talk "Friend or Foe?-the Abbey of St. Mary and the townsfolk",  St. James's Place roof garden, the Open air swimming pool, the new Baptist Church, Stratton House Hotel & St. John's Chantry almshouses gardens.

Last year  20 premises opened their doors including the Siver Street courtyard and the Old Station for the second year, and there were new walks on Saturday ( Market Place) and Sunday (Watermoor).

Over 2000 people visited the numerous places which opened their doors. The record was for the Corinium Museum on Sunday afternoon when 335 people visited -probably because it was free!!