EVERY day is a school day.

The old adage still holds true and especially so this weekend as treasure troves of local history are being opened up around the country.

Even in Radcliffe the lid has been lifted on the history of the parish church and Radcliffe Tower.

Curators have been hard at work gathering and displaying a variety of items for show, some of which are returning to display for the first time after the Boxing Day floods in 2015.

Carol Kemp, curator and chairwoman of Friends of Radcliffe Manor, said: "There's a lot of hidden gems in this jewellery box.

"That's what this church is, a jewellery box.There's all these little bits of history, it's a patchwork."

Gems in the church include its oldest parts which date back to Saxon times in the 11th century, an old stained glass window, which includes a piece thought to be from the time of Henry IV.

In the graveyard are the resting places of nine soldiers who served in either of the World Wars and much of the history of the church relates to the history of Radcliffe itself and the influential de Radcliffe family.

This weekend the church has collated a Whitsunday exhibition with dresses and photos of past Whit Walks and May Queens.

Radcliffe Parish Church in Church Green off Dumers Lane is open again tomorrow as part of Heritage Open Days Weekend.

Since Friday the church has had around 100 people through its doors to find out about the church and the nearby Radcliffe Tower.

Visit tomorrow from noon until 4pm and join in a heritage walk at 2pm which visits all of the historical sites around the church grounds including the tower.

Other events around Bury taking place this weekend include a look around Christ Church, Walshaw and the opening of Heaton Hall in Heaton Park.

Find out more at heritageopendays.org.uk.