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Heritage open days running in Burton and Swadlincote

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 21, 2014

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A WAR shrine dating back to the mid-1800s will be open for public viewing at a church in South Derbyshire.

St Peter and St Paul Catholic Church, in Swadlincote, will throw open its doors to show off features such as this as part of the national Heritage Open Days event which is taking place next month.

The event, running from 10am until 4.30pm on September 12, 13 and 14, will also offer people the chance to see the stained glass windows and clay figures depicting stations of the cross.

Sharpe's Pottery, in West Street, Swadlincote, will also be open for the weekend, and visitors will be able to take a look at archive film and temporary exhibitions, as well as enjoying craft activities.

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, in Stretton, will also be open for the event, offering people the chance to see inside the operation and learn more about it.

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