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Halton House, RAF Halton
Commissioned by Alfred Rothschild to join the other Rothschild family residences in Buckinghamshire, Halton House was completed in 1883 and for 30 years provided the venue for Alfred's sparkling weekend house parties which attracted the cream of British society, stars of the theatre and Royalty. On Alfred's death in 1918, the House was acquired by the fledgling Royal Air Force and, for the past 90+ years, has served as the Officers' Mess at Royal Air Force, Halton.

On Sunday, 14th September 2014 the House will be open to the public in a rare opportunity to see inside this lasting reminder of Victorian decorative style. Our team of volunteer guides, many of them serving RAF personnel, will be on hand to elaborate on the history of Halton House both in the Rothschild era and in RAF hands.

A vintage shuttle bus will run between the House, the Station's Trenchard Museum (where more can be learnt about the history of the RAF Station and the RAF's Apprentice Scheme) and Halton Village Festival.

Halton House has been used extensively for filming and in 2013, scenes from the Poirot TV production 'The Labours of Hercules', and the TV programme 'Lucan' were filmed at Halton House. The film 'The Queen', the highly acclaimed 'The King's Speech' and some scenes from 'Downton Abbey' were also filmed at the House.

Please note: The House has very limited disabled access and no disabled toilets.

Plentiful parking is available. Refreshments and souvenirs will also be on sale.

Further details will appear nearer the date on the website for RAF Halton at this link:
http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafhalton/

Halton House Officers' Mess,
RAF Halton, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5PG

The Painting 'Spitfire over Halton House' reproduced by kind permission of Michael Turner.

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