Halton House opens its doors to the public

Jane Reilly  |  Published: Sep 29th 2016

Halton House was open to the public on Sunday 11th September.  The weather after the previous day’s heavy rain was brilliant, allowing people to have their coffee or snacks sitting on the terrace at the back of the House, enjoying the view of the gardens.

Halton House was the weekend residence of Alfred de Rothschild, where he held his brilliant weekend parties inviting the great and the good between 1884 (when the House was finished) to the last party in the summer of 1914.  The House and the estate was purchased by the then War Office in 1918, and has been the Officer’s Mess since then as part of RAF Halton.

Trixie Brabner, one of the tour guides, said: “As this is the only day of the year that Halton House is open to the public we expected many people, which is what happened once again.  There were both civilian volunteers and RAF personnel on hand to expand on the history of the House and its decor. A great day to meet the public and show off a magnificent House, worthy of its Grade 2* status.”

Visitors were also offered the chance to visit the Trenchard Museum, James McCudden Flight Heritage Centre and the WW1 trench system, Lister Lines.

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guests
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