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Sep
30
Sat
Leighton House Walks @ Leighton House
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SATURDAY SOLD OUT! EXTRA TOUR ADDED

11am Sunday 1st of October – click Book now below and choose the active tour

Two years ago we sold out, when Lt Col Andrew Field led select tours around Leighton House, the Army Officer Selection Board.

Lt. Col Andrew Field MBE has once again offered to lead small parties around his fascinating site. If you have always wondered what was behind those very high grey stone walls, then now is another chance to have a peek!

The first two tours of the day also include a chance to visit and learn more about the unique apple orchard at Leighton House with local apple experts, Mike Pearce and Warren Harding.  The orchard has a tree of every apple variety available at the time when the Laverton family lived in the house. This tour will take part after the main tour so tours 1 & 2 will be longer

We expect this event to be very popular, book early.

YOU MUST PROVIDE CONTACT DETAILS AND NAMES OF PARTICIPANTS WHEN YOU BOOK – this applies at the Box Office as well. Failure to do so may result in you or members of your party being refused entry by the Army on the day.

The Tour

The ground at Leighton House is not very flat (it is an assault course in places!) and the house is not ideal for disabled access (it is a working military facility not a public venue). If you are disabled, we will do our best to accommodate you but we hope that you understand that some areas might not be accessible.

All visors should be reasonably fit as the tour involves quite a bit of walking, and will last about 1 hour; we’d advise “sensible shoes”.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET TICKETS ON THE GATE.

YOU SHOULD BRING ID AS YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SHOW IT.

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Green & Pleasant Land @ Victoria Gardens
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Friends of Victoria Garden are pleased to present a prose and poetry reading on the theme of ‘Green and Pleasant Land ‘, given by the Festival Committee’s own Jane Russ. A stalwart of the Oxfordshire charity event scene when she lived in Banbury, Jane will be performing a programme including anything from Shakespeare to Alan Bennet and A.A. Milne to Wordsworth. There will be no entrance fee and the event will begin at 2.00pm in our green and pleasant Victoria Gardens in the heart of the conservation area of Westbury.

The event is free but refreshments are provided by the Friends of Victoria Gardens to swell their coffers.  As they say at the best green and pleasant land events, “in the Parish Rooms if wet!”

 

Oct
4
Wed
Ghost Walk @ Market Place
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

  Go on a spooky Ghost Walk around Westbury Town centre lead by local expert Michelle Slade.

Meet in the Market Place and Michelle will take you on a ghostly walk and give you all the creepy details ending the walk at the horribly horrific Horse & Groom pub where you can settle your nerves with a drink or finish up the evening with a ghostly film (Blithe Spirit) in the Alley Film Club. (Please book a ticket for the film as well if you want to do this).

Money raised by this event will go to Wiltshire Children’s Breakaway charity which is a fund providing holidays for underprivileged children.

You can buy tickets on the night – but as with all events you can get tickets in advance to ensure a place,


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