If you're looking for something to do this weekend then check out these five events happening in Bury

Peel Tower Open Day

Explore one of Bury’s monuments to Sir Robert Peel, the Prime Minister of Britain from 1841-1946. Sir Peel was born in Bury and is considered the father of modern policing through his work. Sir Peel was memorialised in 1852, with residents building this majestic tower on Holcombe Hill, and a statue of him in Market Place in the centre of Bury.

Climb the 148 steps to see breath-taking views of the countryside, Blackpool, and Wales on clear days. The tower requests a small entry fee of 50p per child, £1 per adult, or £2 for a family (2 adults, 2 children), and will be open 11am – 4:30pm.

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Guided Rail Ale Trails – Pies and Pints

Immerse yourself in the heritage of Lancashire with the Rail Ale Trail tour. Departing Bury Bolton Street Station on Friday at 10:30am, journey on an East Lancashire Railway steam train to discover the best of Lancashire’s exports, pies and pints.

With unlimited travel on the East Lancashire Railway, and a blue or green badge guided tour, visitors can learn about the history and heritage of the beautiful region whilst taking in some stunning landscape views.

Tickets cost £41.50, and all members of the tour will receive three 1/3 pints and pies for lunch at a local pub before returning to Bury for 4pm. Contact East Lancashire Railway to book tickets.

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Village Hotel Bury Wedding Fayre

Join the best of the North West’s bridal industry for a fabulous wedding fayre on Sunday. With over 45 wedding specialists, and 30 local suppliers, brides-to-be are sure to find everything they need at the Village Hotel, from cakes and dresses, to hair and entertainment on offer.

Visitors will receive a free Country Brides magazine, and everyone is invited to watch the catwalk show at 1:30pm. Parking and entry is free, and the event will take place September 22 from 12-3pm.

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Prestwich Artisan Autumn Market

The Prestwich Artisan market will return for its third and penultimate market of 2019. The Autumn market will be held on Sunday 22nd September, with stalls located in the Longfield Suite and around the Prestwich Fountain.

Visitors can find the finest makers, producers, and food and drink artisans from the surrounding area. The event will be open 10am-4pm and will be free to attend.

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The Oldham Tinkers

The renowned Oldham Tinkers are making an appearance at The Met on Saturday. The Tinkers, who performed at the Royal Gala Performance in 1977, recorded five studio albums with Topic Records throughout their career.

Formed because of a chance encounter between John Howarth and brothers Larry and Gerry Kearns in 1965, the trio have spent years spreading fun and music across the country. Attendees can expect an evening of dry Lancashire wit and songs about the past and present of Oldham.

The performance will start at 8pm, and tickets are available from The Met’s website for £19.

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