Scheme celebrates historic buildings

Richard Spray and his son Alexander are shown round the Old Annesley Church by Friend of the Church, Sue Hardy during their Heritage open day on Saturday.
Richard Spray and his son Alexander are shown round the Old Annesley Church by Friend of the Church, Sue Hardy during their Heritage open day on Saturday.

Historic buildings threw open their doors as part of a national celebration.

The national Heritage Open Days scheme aims to give people the chance to see inside places not normally open to the public – for free.

A look up at Lindley's windmill.

A look up at Lindley's windmill.

Lindley’s Windmill, Prospect Place, Sutton, was one of the venues to take part.

The 1820 stone windmill is a hidden gem of Sutton. The workings may be long gone, but visitors can make flour with hand-operated millstones.

Elsewhere, ghost readings were held at Annesley Old Church, a ruined 12th Century Norman church on the A608, Annesley, which is said to be haunted.

Simon Holland takes a look at some of the artefacts on display at the Lindley's windmill on Prospect Place, Sutton, during their Heritage open day event.

Simon Holland takes a look at some of the artefacts on display at the Lindley's windmill on Prospect Place, Sutton, during their Heritage open day event.

An early photo of Lindley's windmill on Prospect Place, Sutton.

An early photo of Lindley's windmill on Prospect Place, Sutton.