St Oswald’s Church in Guiseley is taking part in England’s largest festival of history and culture.

The free Heritage Open Day event from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, September 16, will include tours and exhibitions.

Church history will be brought to life with guided tours, and the stories of those who fought in the First World War will be told in a display. Tours of war graves will be given, weather permitting, by WW1 history expert Stephen Barber, author of Guiseley Terriers, A Small Part in a Great War.

Visitors will be able to see a copy of the registers of the marriage of Patrick and Maria Bronte, parents of the Bronte sisters. There will also be a children’s trail and activity sheets.

David Pickett, Rector of Guiseley with Esholt says “It’s a really great way of bringing people into this local landmark and to give them a flavour of Guiseley’s past. “