Trafford's residents are welcome at a range of events across the area to celebrate its culture this week.

Heritage Open Days allow for free access to attractions that either cost to enter the rest of the time, or that are not often open to the public at all.

Between tomorrow and Sunday, September 18, all residents are welcome at a range of events across the area and thousands all over the country.

Here is a list, according to the Heritage Open Days website:

Sale West Community Centre, Sale

Open all day, every day from September 9 to September 17.

The 'Pig Sty to Muay Thai' exhibition takes a look at the history of the Sale West estate from its creation in the 1970s until today.

It aims to challenge perceptions of the area, which was once notorious for anti-social behaviour and crime.

St Antony's Tin Tabernacle, Trafford Park

Open 11am to 3pm on September 9 and from September 12 to September 16.

St Antony of Padua Church, or St Antony's Tin Tabernacle, is one of the last churches of its type in the UK.

Built in 1904 and closed a little over a century later, it is not open to the public apart from for a small number of services. But this week, its doors are open to those who want to see inside, with some time set aside for prayer and reflection.

St Paul's Parish Church, Sale

Open 10am to 5pm on September 10.

The 'A Walk Around Sale' exhibition takes a look at the history of the town. There is also an opportunity to see the parish registers.

There are performances from a range of acts throughout the day, as well as some tours of the church tower.

Dunham Massey, Altrincham

Open 6pm to 9pm on September 10.

A pop-up swap-shop allows people to explore a range of stalls in a relaxed atmosphere with art and music.

A booking is needed, but it this free from

Dunham Lawn Tennis Club, Altrincham

Open 2pm to 5pm from September 10 to September 11.

A 10-panel exhibition celebrates the club's 102-year history.

There is also an opportunity to play tennis and mini tennis.

Altrincham Little Theatre, Altrincham

Open 4pm to 5.30pm on September 11.

At 92 years, Manchester and Salford Film Society thinks it is the oldest continuous film society in the country.

There is an introduction to the organisation followed by films from the North West Film Archive inside Altrincham Little Theatre, itself featured in TV series such as Last Tango in Halifax and The Other One.

Dunham Massey, Altrincham

Open 9.30pm to 5pm on September 14 and September 17.

An opportunity to explore the historic house and servant courtyard, as well as the park and gardens.

Normally, there is a cost to enter, but not on these days.

Christ Church, Timperley

Open 2pm to 5pm on September 18.

An insight into the Christ Church organ and its organists.

The current organist Neil Provost is to play the instrument.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. Jack is the reporter for The Messenger and covers anything and everything from within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.

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