St Paul’s Church on Springfield Road in Sale, is preparing to throw open its doors on Saturday, September 14, 10am to 5pm as part of the National Heritage Open Day.

The fascinating display entitled “A walk around Sale” will feature some recently discovered old photographs, and will take visitors on a journey around Sale from olden times to the present day.

Highlights of the day will also include guided tours of the Church Tower, a rare collection of old aerial photographs of Sale, a display vintage domestic bygones and for those who enjoy watching “Who Do You Think You Are?” there will be a unique opportunity to view the Parish Registers.

Victorian Afternoon Teas, delicious home-made cakes and sandwiches will be available throughout the day in the Church Hall with harpist Becki McIlroy playing from 2pm to 4pm.

There will be a barbecue on the south lawn from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and performances from Sale Handbell ringers at noon, Bollin Morris Men at 1.30pm and Sale Scout and Guide Band Band at 4pm.

Professional Storyteller Helen Stewart will spin yarns and weave tales for all and a traditional Punch and Judy Show will entertain.

Sale’s most famous resident Prof James Prescott Joule will be making an appearance and telling us about his most experiments