Heritage Open Days Puts Mole Valley on the Map
From 13 to 22 September 2019 in celebration of 25 years of Heritage Open Days, Mole Valley will be contributing to the thousands of events taking place across England for Heritage Open Days.
Heritage Open Days, England's largest festival of history and culture, has just got even bigger. Now in its 25th year, Heritage Open Days has expanded to 10 days.
This year will showcase a wonderful variety of events that put 'Mole Valley on the Map' this September.
The theme also includes events that use maps to explain the physical development of our towns and villages. The national theme, 'People Power', looks at the influence of people from this area who changed the course of events locally or nationally, including the actress Sibyl Thorndike who gave her name to the theatre in Leatherhead 50 years ago, William Mullins who with other Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America on the Mayflower 400 years ago and Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the 'bouncing bomb' used in the Dambusters raid.
During the 10 days, in Mole Valley alone, there are over 70 events detailed in the programme booklet. The programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of interests and ages, telling the stories of people and places that make our towns, villages and countryside special, unique and worth celebrating.
The special edition leaflet for the 25th annual Heritage Open Days in Mole Valley is now available to pick up from Dorking Halls, libraries and community spaces across Mole Valley.
Details of events online can be found at www.heritageopendays.org.uk
Find out more details about some this year's events.