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Lichfield to throw open the doors on its history
The Staffordshire city of Lichfield will be unveiling a slice of its history during a special weekend this month. The Lichfield Heritage Weekend will be taking place on Saturday 22 September and Sunday 23 September. And, as well as opening up some of Lichfield's historic buildings, the city will also celebrate a number of centenaries, including votes for women, Armistice Day, and the first woman to be ordained in a congregational church. There will be plenty on offer to visitors throughout the weekend, with free admission to attractions and lots of activities around the city, including tower tours at Lichfield Cathedral, guided walks around the city, and a Saturday packed with children's activities and entertainment within Market Square. In addition, Erasmus Darwin House will celebrate Remarkable Women while Wade Street Church will commemorate the first woman to be ordained in a congregational church.
On Saturday, there will be plenty going on at Lichfield's Market Square, with Dr Samuel Johnson's 309th birthday celebrations, including free birthday cake, and the opportunity to step back in time to 1918 at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. For young visitors, there will be a children's craft activity and free face painting, as well as a programme of entertainment, including music from Lichfield City Concert Band and Blast Off, and a performance by Fired Up Theatre. Youngsters can also try their voice at the Mini Town Crier competition and follow a fun hopscotch trail around the city.
Enjoy free birthday cake at Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Environment & Development Services, said: "Lichfield Heritage Weekend is a chance to visit local places of interest that may not always be open to the public and to enjoy special activities and events at city-visitor attractions. There's something for all ages, and many of the activities are free, so it's a great opportunity to enjoy a day out in Lichfield." For the full program visit www.visitlichfield.co.uk/heritageweekend