Heritage Open Days 2022 In Millom – 9th – 18th September

Volunteers in Millom have come together to organise a series of events to celebrate the history and culture of the town as part of the national Heritage Open Days Festival.

What’s On:

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th and Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September – Holy Trinity Church will be displaying the history of the Church and Castle, concentrating on the discoveries made during the renovations in 1930. Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10-30am on Sunday 11th.

There will be a walk from Millom to Holy Trinity (time to be confirmed) showing the key areas of pre-historic interest and the possible ancient road recently discovered by geophysical exploration, parallel to Gypsy Field. Find out about Aggie of the Lonnin and the Gallows Stone. Refreshments will be available at Holy Trinity Church.

St George’s Church will be open between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th. Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10-30am on Sunday 18th.

Saturday 17th 11am to  4pm –  Nicholson House at 14 St George’s Terrace will have a pop-up exhibition of Norman Nicholson’s life and work organised by the Norman Nicholson Society.

The Ramblers Walking for Health at 1pm on Saturday 17th will host a walk from Nicholson House to Hodbarrow Point following the route taken by Norman Nicholson and his Father and the characterful Uncle Jim in the depression of the 1920’s. This features in his poem The Bloody Cranesbill.
You can also sign up on the Wellbeing Walks site for future walks. Before the walk at 12-30pm in St George’s Church there will be a talk about the themes of Norman Nicholson’s work in the walk and the work depicted in his memorial window in St George’s.

Millom Heritage and Arts Centre will be open at their usual times throughout the heritage week with special displays. Two heritage walks begin from the Centre which can be downloaded with a gps app to a smart phone.

Millom Library has a good collection of Norman Nicholson’s work in The Nicholson Reading Room. This may be the last opportunity to visit the library before alteration to offices. Check website for library opening hours – closes at noon on Saturdays.

Details of other Heritage events in the region can be found on our What’s On page.