Take a trip down memory lane with heritage event

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Some of Whitby’s most historical buildings and secret spots will be opened up as a rare treat to the public.

Whitby Civic Society is holding it’s popular Heritage Open Weekend on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September where 13 locations, some of which are usually closed to the public or are private houses, are available for the public to have a peek around.

The Heritage Open Weekend is a national event but has been taking place in Whitby over the last ten years.

Some of the buildings opening up their doors include the town’s parish churches and chapels, private properties in the historic yards off Church Street and no tour of Whitby’s heritage would be complete without a look into the legacy that is Whitby Jet.

Whitby Jet Heritage is a fascinating insight into the town’s earliest trade.

Organiser Betty Bayliss said: “We are certainly punching well above our weight and doing a lot more than the bigger societies. I think Scarborough only has about 10 venues this year.”

See next week’s Gazette for a full round up of the locations taking part.