IF you want to explore your local history and heritage, this is the weekend to do it, writes Sammy Jones.
Today and through to Sunday, dozens of family friendly events will lift the lid on the history of the area, and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Themes explored will cover arts, architecture, agriculture, science and innovation, religion and how we used to live.
From exhibitions at MK Library to open days at the Cowper Museum in Olney, (who will host A Celebration of Cowper’s Poetry on Saturday), and walks (including the North Crawley Field Walk and the Newport Muster), the festival will be rife with opportunity and wherever you are, there will be something happening close to your door.
The quickest way to check the full event listing is by tapping online to www.mkheritageopendays.com or check out the diary section in Tuesday’s Citizen First where we listed the lion’s share of opportunities for you.
One of the many events guaranteed to raise a smile and fill in some historical gaps is happening at Bradwell Abbey on Sunday.
Guided tours of the site, including the C14th century chapel and its unique medieval paintings will be offered and if you want to get practical, there’s have-a-go archery and plenty of craft activities.
If you really want to stick your beak in, have a look at the falconry display too.
Add in a tea room, stalls, roast and a bar and you’ll have everything you need for a cracking day out.
Entry is free and the bash runs between 11am and 4pm.