Take a glimpse of Goole history

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CHURCHES in the Marshland area of Goole will be opening their doors to allow visitors a glimpse into the rich history of the area, on September 10th and 11th.

Displays placed in churches in Swinefleet, Reedness, Whitgift and Adlingfleet which will make up the Marshland Trail, an event organised by The Marshland Local History Group, as part of the English Heritage’s National Open Days weekend.

The trail will offer visitors an incite into the history of the area, revealing the heritage of less known people who lived in or were born in the area.

The trail will answer questions such as how a local village church is linked to a shopping mall in Barbados and how a boy born in Whitgift Hall became a General under the Duke of Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars.

The churches will be open between 10am and 4pm, offering refreshments to visitors, and a church service at 10.30am on Sunday. A craft sale will also take place on the trail in the Old School village hall in Ousefleet, between 11am and 2pm.

Following the event, the Marshland Local History Group hope that a grant will allow for installation of a permanent series of interpretation boards in the area, to highlight areas and walks within the Marshland area.

Visit www.marshlandlocalhistorygroup.co.uk.