Step back into Bicester’s past with September heritage walk

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Guests can explore hidden aspects of Bicester’s history with a free heritage and history walk next month.

On Sunday, September 9, members of Bicester Local History Society (BLHS) will lead walkers on a tour of the town centre as part of the English Heritage Open Days programme of national events.

Setting off at 2pm, the walk will take in historic King’s End, the Market Square and the grounds of Garth House, a former hunting lodge. The walk is flat, about a mile-and-a-half in length, and will take around two hours to complete.

BLHS has organised the walk to raise awareness of the history and heritage of the town, prior to the launch of a new campaign to create a museum in Bicester.

Attendance is free, but numbers are limited to 25 for the event. Pre-booking is essential, and places can be reserved by contacting history society secretary Pete Chivers on or on 01869 600109.

More details are available on the English Heritage Open Days website.