Sightseers can discover the secrets of the Lynn’s past when more than 40 historic buildings open their doors to the public for the town’s annual Heritage Open Day on Sunday.
But do local people value the town’s heritage, and will they be visiting any of the jewels in Lynn’s crown this weekend? We took to the streets to find out.
Frances Goodwin, of Clenchwarton, said: “I think the Open Day is a good idea as there is a lot of history in Lynn. It’s good that it is recognised in this way.
“I didn’t know the event was on this weekend though, so perhaps it should be better advertised so more people know about it.”
Her husband, Kenneth, added: “We do have plans this weekend, but we would be interested in seeing if we could make it along at some point.”
Andrew Metcalfe, 43, of North Lynn, said it was important to celebrate the town’s heritage, but wondered how many people would attend the Open Day.
He said: “In today’s society, everyone is so busy, and I’m not sure people have the time, especially with work and kids.
“I saw it advertised in the Lynn News, but I don’t think my children (aged 14, 12 and 10) would want to go with me.
“I think it needs to have more interactive things, and things that would be interesting for children, such as re-enactments, to really bring history alive and make them want to come back every year.”
Friends Shonagh Brown, of Reffley, Lynn, and Georgina Whitford, of Fairstead, Lynn, both 17, did not know what the Heritage Open Day was, or when it was being held.
However, they both said they would be like to discover more about the town’s history.
Miss Brown said: “I haven’t heard of the Open Day before because I’ve not seen it advertised. I am quite interested in history though and would consider visiting some of the buildings now I know it’s on.”
Miss Whitford added: “I think it’s a worthwhile event to put on, but I don’t think a lot of people are aware of it.”