Tapping into the past

Our heritage was in focus last weekend when historic buildings across Comet country revealed their hidden treasures.

The buildings, including churches, museums, homes and almshouses, some of which are generally closed to the public, opened their doors as part of national Heritage Open Weekend – an annual project which aims to democratise and celebrate our past.

One of the locations taking part was Stevenage Bath House (pictured), a recently restored collection of public bathrooms in Church Lane. Housed in a former Victorian fire engine garage, Stevenage residents made their ablutions here from 1910 up until the late 1950s.