Heritage Open Days 2017

Heritage Open Days
7th to 10th September, 2017 Please join us or support us!

Please join us as a Heritage Open Days Committee member
support us as a HODs Treasure.

HODS Committee– what do we do?
First meet in early Spring.
Discuss and share the properties and events between us – add any new buildings etc
Liaise with our representatives and tour guides to establish details for the booklet
Ensure booklet is designed, proof-read and ready to print by the end of May.
Send details to national HODs database of online information
July onwards, distribute booklets to local people – events bookings open in early August.
Early September, take booklets for visitors to tourist accommodation and centres
Before and during HODs check all is OK, aim to solve any practical problems.
Autumn – final meeting for feed-back and review.

HODs Treasures
We also need “HODs Treasures” to help distribute HODs booklets – this year we printed 15,000. Getting the booklets out is essential as they contain the fine detail of events, opening times and bookings – plus great publicity for Chester Civic Trust!
To reach a wide audience, we would like the booklets to be available in coffee shops, garden centres, village halls and social groups like the WI. Please help us spread the HODs booklets in the community in Chester and the towns and villages around. Lots of opportunities for coffee, cake and plant purchases here…..!

“HODs Treasures” could also help us identify additional heritage properties and tours and liaise with their owners and volunteers. To widen the coverage, we need people who can set up HODs visits and events in their own area, as happens in Frodsham and around Northwich. We would really appreciate help from Treasures with local knowledge and contacts whether you are based in Chester or in the wider West Cheshire community.

If you would like to join the HODs team or become a HODs Treasure – please contact us. You can e.mail Chris (stockton.christine@googlemail.com) or talk to Elaine at Chester History and Heritage on Bridge Street Row or complete the form below and send it to Doreen King c/o BLP.

Thank you.

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Please print and complete this form, then send it to Doreen King c/o BLP.
OR fill in the e-form below if you prefer.

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Return to Doreen King c/o Bishop Lloyds Palace, 51-53 Watergate Row, Chester, CH1 2LE


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