Wilmslow history tours return this September


History tours of Wilmslow will return this September as part of the English Heritage Open Festival.

Organised by volunteers the walking tours around the centre of Wilmslow will run between September 10th and 19th departing from Bank Square at 11.00 am and finishing back there about 2 hours later.

Town Councillor Jon Kelly, the Wilmslow Tours Organiser, said "This year we will be marking an event of 180 years ago which completely changed

Wilmslow for good, as well as celebrating a famous Wilmslow resident who was one of the world's greatest minds."

Tours, which are limited to eight guests, are opening for bookings now either by email to [email protected] or by telephone 01625250881.

David Briggs, Chair of Wilmslow Historical Society and fellow tour guide said "Heritage Open Days is England's largest grass roots heritage festival involving over 40,000 volunteers and 5,000 events.

"The beauty of the festival is that there is often new insight to buildings and sites and the Wilmslow walk and talk will reveal some fascinating and hidden history."

He added "We are very pleased to be taking part in the festival again, having run these popular tours now for a number of years. As a Society, we have been very proud to continue our programme of talks and tours over the last year."

For more details of Wilmslow History Society's programme of talks for 2021-22 email to [email protected].

Wilmslow Historical Society


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Manuel Golding
Saturday 14th August 2021 at 2:36 pm
Excellent initiative again by Cllr Jon Kally & David Briggs, I enjoyed last year's walk & talk, certainly learnt some of the town's history. Well worth joining in this year's walking tour.