AFTER more than 15, long, covid-restricted months the first visitors have returned to the Burtonwood Heritage centre based at Gullivers World in Warrington, which is now open again at last!
The Heritage Centre team, which is largely comprised of volunteers, have worked during stages of the pandemic, when restrictions allowed, to make sure that, when given the go-ahead to reopen, the Burtonwood Heritage Centre was bigger and better than it was before, so for guests to finally be able to experience and appreciate this, makes reopening all the more rewarding.
Heritage centre curator John Cotterill said: “We have started to welcome back group visits, with the North West Hellcats paying us a visit on the 11th of July, with their convoy of WWII jeeps and trucks. It was great to see some old friends again and we are extremely thankful to them for visiting the Centre.
“We are hoping to host many more group afternoons, not only for military vehicle groups, but also classic car clubs, motorcycle clubs etc.
“We are likewise hoping to welcome more school groups to the Heritage Centre, following the summer holidays. Over the past few weeks, we have had over 120 school children, from local schools, spend their day with us (in their school bubbles, of course).
“They were given rotating presentations on: rationing, evacuees, the Berlin Airlift, life of the Home Front and how the war affected Warrington. For any school enquires, please contact John via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“We are currently in the planning stages of adding more buildings and bigger displays, as part of our on-going commitment to expand the visitor experience as much as possible and continuing to ‘Keep the Memory Alive’.
For any school enquires or any interest in visiting or for any further information, please contact John on 07890 135 461 or via email email@example.com
Visiting times, through summer (until 31st August) will be:
Everyday — 14:30 – 17:00
(Times may vary for the August Bank Holiday)