Open Heritage weekends

October 5th, 2010

As can be seen from the content on this blog, I love to visit historic places so the yearly Open Heritage weekend in September is always awaited with anticipation. As last year, I spent the Saturday in Northampton and visited the Royal and Derngate theatres – excellent tour, shame I couldn’t get a decent image of the safety curtain in the Royal, which is a beautiful old opera house and now home to touring productions.

I also visited the Sessions House, Saint Peter’s Church on Marefair – an excellent example of a Saxon/Norman church with beautiful decoration and fascinating history.

But for sheer magic, it has to be the interior of All Saints Church that draws me back. From the bust of John Clare the poet in the foyer, with his poem painted on the wall: the interior, which I always find absolutely stunning for a Protestant church. Beautiful decoration, without being over the top.

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