BROMSGROVE residents are being invited to delve into the town’s past and discover heritage that is right on their doorstep.

This year Bromsgrove, part of the new North East Worcestershire Cultural Compact, will be joining forces with neighbouring localities to share their history and culture as part of the annual Heritage Open Days.

On Friday, September 16 at 2 pm, a Bromsgrove geology and heritage walking trail will be led by John Gerner, a volunteer from the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust.

The guided 5k walk will take around three hours and booking is required.

On Saturday, September 17 from 10:30 am, Paul and George Charman will perform at a ‘Cake and Coffee Concert’ at St John’s Church.

The concert will be followed by cake and coffee and the audience is encouraged to look around the building and explore the churchyard.

The bell tower will be open, allowing visitors to climb to the bell chamber to have a go on the bells and climb to the tower battlements.

From 4 pm until 6 pm the church will be open for quiet prayers and reflection and for people to remember Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Chantry Chapel.

There is a book of condolence and visitors can light a candle in the quiet side chapel. 

At 6 pm a Service of Remembrance will be held in St John's Church where the congregation will pay their respects to Her Majesty. 

On the same day from 11 am to 1 pm, Bromsgrove School is holding an open event for their Heritage Centre, which requires booking.

Also on Saturday as well as Sunday, September 18 from 10 am to 4 pm St Michael and All Angels Church, Stoke Prior will be hosting a series of talks, displays and photographs allowing visitors to discover the church and local heritage.