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The Town Hall is just one of many venues across the borough and country – open for Heritage Open Day, celebrated between 13 and 22 September 2019. To find out what else is on, visit
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Heritage Open Day –
Saturday 21 September, 11am – 4pm

The Town Hall is throwing open its doors to the public on Saturday 21 September for Heritage Open Day. In honour of its 25th anniversary, the UK-wide festival of history and culture is celebrating 'People Power' – the ability of local communities, groups and individuals to evoke change.

Displays will include a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of D-Day, the fuselage of a World War Two Lancaster Bomber, WW1 memorabilia, the Mayor’s Mace and Charter in the Parlour, a celebration of the work of our local volunteers and an exhibition from the Reigate Photographic Society. Activity packs for kids will be available, including an exciting history hunt around Reigate. Plus, after the success of last year’s display, a number of classic and sports cars will be parked outside the Town Hall, raising money for local charity George and the Giant Pledge. With something for all the family, this year’s car show will include Dream Car Rides, Kiddi Karts Go Karts, a vintage car ride carousel, face painting and an ice-cream van, and if you fancy a pit-stop, a pop-up café serving drinks and a selection of homemade cakes will be on offer in the Old Council Chamber in aid of the Mayor’s Charities – Stripey Stork and Loveworks.

Don’t forget to bring your camera! This year’s Heritage Open Day photography competition is free to enter and open to everyone. The theme is ‘Power’, which can be interpreted in many ways, from buildings symbolising power to the power of nature. The entry deadline is 1 October, and first prize is a £100 Cotswold Outdoor Voucher. Visit Share your pictures of the day with us, too, on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #reigatehod.

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