CURIOSITY is the reason you should visit Doors Open Day in Falkirk this year, according to local historian Geoff Bailey.
The Keeper of Archaeology & Local History at Falkirk Community Trust is gearing up for one of the busiest times of the year, DOD2015, which takes place on 19th and 20th September.
Because of his passion for buildings in Scotland, Geoff struggles to pick a favourite one: “All buildings are intrinsically fascinating but the chance to explore the history and fabric in depth and deepen our knowledge of the structure is a privilege not to be missed.”
Last year, ahead of Doors Open Day 2014, the historian carried out a survey of Falkirk Steeple and was surprise by what he found. The historic steeple, in the town’s high street, has dominated the Falkirk skyline since it was built in 1814.
He said: “I was amazed at how much of the special measures taken to secure the prison cells were still present. One of the volunteers, who is an expert in police history, then provided much of the historical background – which we published in Calatria 31.”
- Geoff Bailey is keeper of Archaeology & Local History at Falkirk Community Trust and is organiser of Falkirk’s Doors Open Day. For the full programme of events, visit http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/opendays/area_programmes.aspx?areaid=17