Heritage Walk

Philip Astley – Circus Inventor

Part of National Heritage Open Day celebrations, The Philip Astley Project brings you an entertaining heritage walk around Newcastle-under-Lyme historic town centre.

This engaging guided walk will tell the story of the life and legacy of Philip Astley, father of the modern circus. This event forms part of wider celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Philip Astley’s invention.

On 14th September 2018, Andrew Van Buren, Philip Astley expert and internationally renowned performer, will be your guide. This brand new heritage walk, developed for the 2018 Heritage Open Day, will share recent research into Philip Astley’s connection to Newcastle-under-Lyme. This research has been carried out by a dedicated team of Brampton Museum volunteers and staff.

Book your place through trudi.barnard@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk or on 07946 339110, then meet at the Belong Village, Lower St, Newcastle-under-Lyme at 10:45.

The walk, which begins at Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Belong Village cafe, will last 2 hours – so wear comfortable shoes!

For more details, please refer to the Heritage Open Days website. 

To book, please contact Trudi Barnard on trudi.barnard@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk or 07946 339110.

 

 

 

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