THOUSANDS of people from across Northampton were given an exclusive peek behind the doors of some of the town’s most historic buildings over the weekend.
As part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, buildings including the Guildhall, County Hall and Delapre Abbey were opened to the public free of charge.
Philip Welsh is the secretary of the East Midlands Vehicle Preservation Group, which had a fleet of vintage buses taking people to the venues around Northampton.
He said: “We link all the venues that are open across the town, but some people just like riding on the old buses.
“And we’ve actually had to run extra services because there were so many people wanting to ride on them, so it’s been very successful.
“A lot of people who have lived here all their lives come back at the end of the tours and say they’ve seen things they never knew existed.”
All of the buses on service over the weekend were from Northampton with the oldest dating back to 1945.