Wyre is hosting a series of special events to celebrate this year’s Heritage Open Days 2013, which run from September 12-15.
The days offer the opportunity to explore some of the borough’s most historical and cherished buildings and places with unique tours, events and activities.
Highlights include art deco dancing, trips to the top of the tallest tower mill in Europe and a chance to go on patrol with a countryside ranger.
Councillor Lynne Bowen, cabinet member with responsibility for culture, said: “These events are a wonderful way to bring local history to life and discover the colourful and diverse stories of some of the most popular places in Wyre.
“How better to learn about the Wyre Estuary’s links with trade in Russia and beyond than while tracing the area on foot? Or the folklore of Fleetwood’s coast than atop Rossall Point Observation Tower, built on the site of the original coastguard watch tower?
“There really is something for everyone with guided tours, walks and experiences in a variety of locations.”
Marine Hall in Fleetwood is opening the doors to its magnificent ballroom for an afternoon of dancing and dining on Saturday September 14.
Visitors can enjoy a classic afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and freshly brewed teas, then dance the afternoon away under the dome of the stunning 1930s art deco style ballroom.
Everyone is welcome, all ages and dancers of all abilities, with or without partners. Tickets cost £7.50. To book call the box office on 01253 887693 or visit marinehall.co.uk
Meanwhile, free guided tours to the top of Marsh Mill in Thornton on Saturday and Sunday September 14 and 15 will offer a unique introduction to milling of a bygone age.
Built in 1794, the Grade II listed and restored tower mill is the tallest in Europe standing at over 70 feet.
Join Friends of Memorial Park and Fleetwood Museum and uncover the fascinating history of Memorial Park in Fleetwood during a heritage walk on Friday September 13.
Designed and built in 1925 by renowned town planner Sir Patrick Abercrombie, the Grade II listed park was created in commemoration of the World War One and is one of only four registered war memorial parks and gardens in the country.
Events also include nature walks along the Lancaster Canal, at Fleetwood Cemetery, in Broadwater Wood and along the Wyre Estuary.
For the full programme see visitwyre.co.uk/events