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Thousands enjoy St Albans' heritage at weekend Heritage Open day events
Thousands of residents attended talks and events whilst visiting historical buildings during Heritage Open days held in St Albans district last weekend.
The doors to the city's most interesting properties opened to allow residents to admire and celebrate England’s architecture and culture at the annual event.
These included the Clock Tower in St Albans, Sopwell Nunnery, Radio Verulam’s studios, Kingsbury Barn and the Roman Theatre.
Over the weekend the Mayor of St Albans, Annie Brewster, gave talks in the old town hall on the history of the mayoralty.
She said: "It was great to speak about how the role of the major has developed through the ages and what it means today to be Mayor. We re-enacted the Mayor-making ceremony dressing members of the public in the mayor’s robes."
A popular attraction was a giant monopoly provided by St Albans District Council, which is the city's version of the board game which was played by more than 2,000 people who were ticking off historic landmarks in the city as they found them.
Keeping with the monopoly theme, there was also a giant silver Monopoly dog and racing car at key points on the route and Mr Monopoly handing out prizes.
Organisations including Herts and Middlesex Wildlife trust, Oakland’s college and Verulamium Museum also provided a variety of activities throughout the route.
Councillor Beric Read, portfolio holder for community engagement and localism at the council, said: "Heritage Open Days is a wonderful event that the council is happy to support as it attracts visitors to St Albans city centre. The event also helps promote attractions throughout the district and gives residents the opportunity to explore the rich culture and heritage that is on their doorstep."
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