Celebrating local industrial history

Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

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Corsets, cars and parchment are the focus as an open day at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre in Havant celebrates local industrial history.

The free event takes place from 10.30am to 3.30pm tomorrow with walks, talks, displays and activities for all ages.

Visitors can discover one of the most complete sets of parchment making buildings still existing in England and the remains of Havant’s malting and brewing industry with 18th and 19th century malt houses still surviving.

They can find out what role Havant’s unique water supply of 30 springs and the famous Lavant Stream played in the town’s development.

There will also be Scalextric talks and demonstrations, corset and underwear displays, plus a special museum trail.