Despite the depressing weather forecast we had over 270 visitors to our Heritage Open Day, mostly adults but also quite a few children.
We had put everyone attending under cover in the Visitor Centre, Indigo Arts, Radford Model Boat Club and the Royal Enfield Owners Club in the 'Cloisters' and the Redditch History Society farming history exhibition in the 'Education Room'.
Indigo Arts gave terrific performances throughout the day of songs from their 'Eye of the Needle' review, the Radford Model Boat Club had a large display of exceptionally detailed model boats, the local Royal Enfield Owners Club had some beautifully maintained bikes on show and the 'now and then' farming history display by the History Society intrigued many people, and children were fascinated to find that where they now live was once a field!
The tours were well attended with each of the two Mill tours attracting around 20 visitors and the Abbey ruins tour, amazingly considering the threatening dark clouds, had nearly 30 participants.
In the event, despite the dire warning from the Met Office, we managed to survive the day without any serious rain and everyone, visitors, participants and volunteers had a very enjoyable time.