THE FUTURE of a festival celebrating Winchester’s heritage hangs in the balance as dedicated volunteers scale back their commitment.

Winchester Heritage Open Days (HODs) has been unlocking buildings usually closed to the public, offering talks and walking tours, for 25 years and the programme has been ever-expanding.

But now organisers behind the annual festival have announced that they will be taking a step back to take a different approach meaning that the face of the event will change this year.

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