Our Vintage Weekend in May 2015 is but a distant and very pleasant memory now and this website must apply itself to those who wish to hold their Weddings here or host wonderful Private or Corporate Events in our fabulously varied grounds and buildings.

BUT WE HAVE BEEN TAKING ENTRIES AND ARE ABOUT TO START SELLING TICKETS FOR 

the next

FAWLEY HILL VINTAGE EXTRAVAGANZA

FUND-RAISING FOR SMALL CHARITIES 

will be on 

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2016

starting on Friday evening (20th) with

ROCK on THE HILL !

again!

THIS ONE WILL BE CELEBRATING SIR WILLIAM MCALPINE’S 8O TH BIRTHDAY 

SO WILL BE KNOWN AS

“BILLSDAYS”

MEANWHILE:

 IF YOU ARE PLANNING A WEDDING: GO TO “WEDDINGS AT FAWLEY HILL.                                                                            IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING A PARTY OR A PRODUCT LAUNCH OR A FUND-RAISING EVENT:  GO TO “EVENTS AT FAWLEY HILL”:

AND IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A FILM OR ARRANGE A PHOTO-SHOOT: CHECK OUT THE “LOCATION” SHOTS

OR JUST CALL US !

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 ELVIS! and MORE will be here again!

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Girls – this is NOT Elvis: it is Ben Portsmouth: local lad: Utterly Brilliant!  see ROCK on THE HILL page

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We will again have really GOOD catering concessions coming: NO greasy muck! 

AWARD-WINNING local CHEF PAUL CLEREHUGH is bringing his FABULOUS “CROOKED BILLET” PUB TO the big top and there is a wealth of other terrific catering: The Fire Engine Bar will be here again, with The American Diner and of course the little Bluebird Caravan, with its world-famous fish finger sandwiches. There will be a BBQ, Fizz and Cakes at the station raising funds for the Henley Summer Fireworks (which, like this event, raises funds for small local charities) Several charities will have Tea Tents. You will NOT go hungry!

IF HE IS IN THE COUNTRY: BEN FOGLE WILL JUDGE OUR DOG SHOWS – both days!

entry forms available in advance from http://www.waysandmeans.org.uk or from The Veterinary Centre, Reading Road, Henley on Thames.

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We will present a fantastic programme of entertainment

ALL DAY each day WITH STARS on Friday and  Saturday evenings.  

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SMALL CHARITIES have been INVITED TO USE THE WEEKEND TO RAISE FUNDS: Book now for 2016!

At the simplest level: we envisage charities hosting hospitality areas – to which they will sell tickets: to include entry of course.  Obviously they can do much more than this: provide lunch, a comfortable resting place, teas, run a game, a bag-store, a creche?  This works well and gives everyone a slice of the cake.  Obviously we will make sure you are not all trying to do the same thing!

 NATURALLY ANY COMPANY WISHING TO SPONSOR ANY PART OF THE EVENT IS URGED TO CONTACT FAWLEY HILL.

If you put Fawley Hill into a search engine you will find pictures, videos and information galore: not all of it accurate but the pics show Fawley Hill and train and the May 2014 event.                                                                                           —————————— – —

“This is a Birthday Party, not a formal “Rally”, we are celebrating British Engineering and transport in all its forms; but this Party would not have been possible without the vast number of enthusiasts who have given help and advice and many of whose treasures are here for all to enjoy.  It is heartening to see that, despite concerns to the contrary, there ARE young people with the same passions as their parents and grandparents, who want to preserve historic and beautiful engineering creations for future generations.  We may be dismissed as petrol heads, trainssexuals (as a Swedish friend described us) boffins, grease monkeys, nuts: but without us a whole swathe of our heritage would have been lost, consigned to the sort of books that detail Roman central heating – learned but unread by the majority.   So – enjoy our passions, nurture your own, preserve everything that is beautiful and interesting so that it may inspire future artists, engineers and problem-solvers.  Remember how much the world owes to BRITISH engineering and problem-solving curiosity.  Without the railways, there would have been no Industrial Revolution and no Empire.  Without British engineers, there would have been no railways! “

FLYING SCOTSMAN TRUST

 Registered Charity No. 1152646

FAWLEY HILL, FAWLEY, HENLEY-ON-THAMES RG9 6JA

phone: 01491 574873 e-mail:  events@fawleyhill.com

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