Winchester Heritage Open Days: your guide

WINCHESTER’S annual celebration of its past returns this month but in an unprecedented format.

Many of the events are online only although there are still numerous events which can be attended in person.

The full itinerary of the Winchester Heritage Open Days 2020 events (September 11-20) are listed below.

For more details and booking information visit the website: www.WinchesterHeritageOpenDays.org

(* Family friendly events)

Daily Echo:

Alex Langlands will be giving a talk

Bookable online events

• *The Hidden Nature of a Hampshire Chalk Stream (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust) – Fri 11th, 10-11am & 2-3pm

• Gilbert White, an outdoor naturalist – Fri 11th, 7.30-9pm

• Clare Gradidge Author Event (P&G Wells) – Sat 12th, 2-3pm

• The stories behind Winchester’s place-names (Dr Eric Lacey/University of Winchester) – Tues 15th, 6-7pm

• Alfred the Great, the kingdom of Wessex…and a few Vikings (Prof Ryan Lavelle/University of Winchester) – Wed 16th, 8-9pm

• A House Through Time: an interview with author and house historian, Melanie Backe-Hansen – Thurs 17th, 7.30-8.30pm

• The English Language in Hampshire & Yorkshire (Prof Christopher Mulvey/University of Winchester) – Fri 18th, 7-9pm

• Winchester Stanza Group – A Poetic Tribute to Sue Wrinch – Sun 20th, 2-3.30pm

• The problem with statues: The politics of contested commemoration (Dr Niall Finneran/University of Winchester) – Sun 20th, 6-7pm

Daily Echo:

Winchester College

Bookable in-person events

• *Westgate Open Day – Sat 12th, 10am-5pm

• Stratton Lane Brewery – Sat 12th & 19th, 12-5pm, Sun 13th & 20th, 12-4pm (East Stratton)

• *Hyde900 – Medieval Tile Workshop – Thurs 17th/Fri 18th/Sat 19th/Sun 20th, 10am-4pm (Next to Winchester Cathedral)

• *A Birder’s View of Winchester – Sat 19th, 11am-12noon (Cameron Bespolka Trust/Winchester College)

• *Romsey Signal Box Open Day – Sat 19th/Sun 20th, 11am-4pm

• Rediscover Britain’s Lost Foods (Proudfoot & Co) – Sat 12th & Sat 19th, 7-8pm

Daily Echo:

Historical Huzzahs

Turn up events

• *St Bartholomew’s Church Trail – Fri 11th- Sun 20th, anytime

• *Support IndieWinch Trail – Fri 11th – Sun 20th, anytime (Winchester City Centre)

• Hyde Abbey Garden – Sat 12th & Sun 13th, 12-4pm

• *Gurkha Museum & Rifles Museum Open Day – Sat 12th, 10am-5pm

• *Winchester City Museum Open Day – Sat 12th, 10am-5pm

• *The Brickworks Museum: Open Day – Thurs 17th, 11am-4pm (Swanwick)

• *Matilda – Empress of Strife – Sun 20th, 10am-4pm (The Square, Winchester)

• *King Alfred Heritage Bus & Coach Display – Sat 19th, 10-4pm (Cattle Market)

• *Classic and sports car parade around Winchester – Sun 20th, from 11am

• Historic Tour of Holy Trinity Church, Privett – Sun 20th, 11am-4pm

Online events available from 11th-20th September

• A Virtual Walking Tour of Medieval Winchester (Dr Cindy Wood/University of Winchester)

• An insight into Abbey House and the Mayor of Winchester

• Austen Treasures – Highlights from the Collection (Jane Austen’s House)

• Behind the Business (Sonder Films)

• Bumping Heads (Hampshire Cultural Trust)

• Digging in the Archives (Hampshire Archives)

• Hidden Nature: Winchester, Chalk and the World of Rainbow Trout

• Hidden Pages, Hidden Nature: A Book of Hours Revealed (Hampshire HistBites podcast)

• Hidden Winchester Photographic Exhibition (Mike Hall)

• Hidden Winchester: Discovering the History, Art & Architecture of Winchester College

• History of the Theatre Royal (Deryck Newland/Phil Yates)

• Inside the Fellows’ Library: Exploring the Rare Books of Winchester College

• Man Up! A virtual tour of Chawton House’s 2020 exhibition

• *Online Calligraphy Workshop (Winchester Cathedral Scribes)

• Scene Behind the Watercress (The Watercress Company)

• St Bartholomew’s Church filmed tour

• The City of Winchester Trust: sixty years of influencing the heritage and character of Winchester

• The Watercress Line: More than just a train ride!

• *Travel Through Time (Historical Huzzahs/Theatre Royal Winchester)

• Virtual Tower Tour (Winchester Cathedral)

• West Hill Cemetery Talk by Dr Christina Welch (University of Winchester)

• Whitchurch Silk Mill – Whitchurch to China the Hard Way: Silk Road Talk (John Pilkington)

• Winchester’s Historic Allotment Society

Daily Echo:

Melanie Backe-Hansen

Online events available from Saturday September 12

• An Interview with Dr Carey Fleiner (University of Winchester podcast) – until 20th

• Hidden Nature: Winchester, Chalk and the Home of English Sparkling Wine – until 20th

• Projecting Majesty: Joan of Navarre and a tale of two cathedrals (University of Winchester podcast) – until 20th

• The Queenship Series – An interview of Dr Ellie Woodacre ((University of Winchester podcast) – until 20th

Online events available from Sunday September 13

• Gender, authority and the written word in late-seventeenth-century Hampshire: Alton Friends’ women’s committee (Dr Simon Sandall/University of Winchester podcast) – until 20th

Online events available from Monday September 14

• Bring back our buses! The story of King Alfred Buses (Hampshire HistBites podcast)

• Charles I and Henrietta Maria: Hidden Heritage and Microscopic Memory (University of Winchester podcast) – until 20th

• Vokes’ Guns (Hampshire Cultural Trust) – until 20th

Online events available from Tuesday September 15

• Royal ‘Affairs’: Examining the coverage of Hanoverian Queens in Hampshire and Brighton newspapers (University of Winchester podcast) – until 20th

Online events available fron Wed 16th

• Our Greatest Treasure: The English Language (Hampshire HistBites podcast)

• The Empress Matilda and Winchester in 1141 (University of Winchester podcast) – until 20th

Online events available from Thursday September 17

• Amateur Highlights – from 100 Days of Film (Hampshire Archives) – Thurs 17th, 12-1.15pm

• Coronation, Marriage, Burial: Mary I in Westminster Abbey and Winchester Cathedral (University of Winchester podcast) – until 20th

• Getting Bigger, Getting Smaller! (Hampshire Cultural Trust) – until 20th

Online events available from Friday September 18

• An Interview with Dr Alex Langlands (University of Winchester podcast) – until 20th

Online events available from Sat 19th

• Henry VII – Myths and Realities and on The Early Tudor Nobility and the Crown, 1485-1529 (Dr James Ross/University of Winchester podcast) – until 20th

• The Great Hall – Hidden Secrets – Virtual Tour – 11am & 3pm

Online events for Sunday September 20

• Hampshire Virtual Gin Trail – 7pm

• The Great Hall – Hidden Secrets – Virtual Tour – 11am & 3pm

*Family Friendly Events

A Birder’s View of Winchester

Classic and sports car parade around Winchester

Gurkha Museum & Rifles Museum Open Day

Hyde900 – Medieval Tile Workshop

King Alfred Heritage Bus & Coach Display

Matilda – Empress of Strife

Online Calligraphy Workshop

Romsey Signal Box Open Day

St Bartholomew’s Church Trail

Support IndieWinch Trail

The Brickworks Museum: Open Day

The Hidden Nature of a Hampshire Chalk Stream

Travel Through Time

Westgate Open Day

Winchester City Museum Open Day

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