WHITCHURCH’S history was under the spotlight last weekend as some of the town’s churches and buildings opened up as part of a national event.

Heritage Open Days, which took place across the county between September 7-9, saw St Alkmund’s Church, in Bargates, St John’s Church, in St John’s Street, and the Masonic Hall in Castle Hill open their doors to visitors.

A popular event, the Heritage Open Day saw those who attended climb to top of Whitchurch’s iconic St Alkmund’s to enjoy panoramic views of Shropshire and Cheshire, as well as taking in the newly-restored stained glass windows inside the church.

Visitors were also treated to a look inside St John’s, which is set to undergo refurbishment work with increased disability and pushchair access.

Heritage Open Days have been running across England since 1994 and are considered the country’s largest heritage festival.

For more about the town’s history, head to the Heritage Centre in St Mary’s Street, open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am until 4pm.