Centre marks a new milestone

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THE Washburn Heritage Centre has welcomed its 10,000th visitor since it opened in February.

Victoria Betton from Gledhow, Leeds, was given a year’s subscription to the Washburn Society and complimentary refreshments when she arrived at the centre.

In the new year, the Churches and Chapels of the Valley exhibition continues, along with a feature in Fewston Church charting the history of the King James Bible.

There are also three events in January: on Sunday, January 14 there will be a demonstration of stained glass window making by Debbie Power at 2pm, costing £5 for Washburn Society members and £6 for non-members.

Tuesday, January 17 will offer the chance to learn the ancient singing form of wassailing from 7pm for £7.50 for members and £9 for non-members, including traditional cider and apple cake.

Finally, on January 28 Malcolm Parsons will give a talk on the Pugin Windows of Bolton Abbey at 2pm, with tickets £5 for members and £6 for non-members.

Advance booking is essential. Email centre@washburnvalley.org or call 01943 880794. For more information about the centre, visit www.washburnvalley.org.