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See behind the scenes at WW1 themed Heritage Open Days

Date: 10 July 2014
The ‘invasion of visitors' anxious to take advantage of Guildford’s cultural and architectural history as part of the Heritage Open Day week will this year enjoy First World War themed visits, to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the war.

During 11-14 September, properties, churches, exhibitions, and historic buildings that are not usually open to the public, will be available for viewing.

As well as peeking behind the scenes that are usually hidden, churches will display exhibitions to honour those who sacrificed their lives and the effect this had on the families at home, with similar exhibitions being held throughout Guildford over the week.

'Covering every aspect of our history'

Guildford Borough’s village churches coordinator Valerie White said: “For many years Guildford has been invaded by visitors over the annual Heritage Open Day week. For those who are not familiar with Guildford, this is the opportunity to join one of the many walks covering every aspect of our history lead by qualified guides.

“We have every reason to be proud of our past successes being one of the top towns in the country - our heritage goes back to Saxon times and we must not forget the 12 monarchs who have contributed to our history.”

Please have a look at the brochure which can be found in the Tourist Information Centre, or see the website

All venues are free but some places may ask for donations.

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