Halton House Open Day Sunday 13 September 2015

  |  Published: Sep 24th 2015
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There were at least 1500 visitors to the Halton House Open Day.  Halton House was the ‘party’ House for Alfred de Rothschild until the House was purchased by the War Office in 1918 and became the Officers’ Mess for RAF Halton.  The Grade II* listed House was built between 1880 and 1884.

The weather was kind with people sitting on the Terrace eating cream teas, strolling through the House and commenting on the amazing decor.

There were both civilian volunteers and RAF personnel on hand to expand on the history of the House and its decoration.  The illustrations showing the occasional use of the House for filming in modern times created a great deal of interest.  Of special focus to some was the exact spot where Colin Firth stood during the filming of ‘The King’s Speech’ - in the Gold Room.

Trixie Brabner, one of the hosts and tour guide, said: “An exhausting day for some as there was so much to see. On hand were coaches to take people to the Trenchard Museum, the reconstructed Training Trenches and the Halton Village Festival. The hosts all went home happy but exhausted, with ideas for the Open Day next year.”

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