Our next Library Tour, to Bletchley Park, takes place on 26 September, so please send us your completed Booking Form if you are interested in joining us to support your library and to experience an enjoyable and informative tour of this historic visitor attraction.
A coach will leave from outside the Three Tuns on Henley-in-Arden High Street at 8am to take a group to visit Bletchley Park, leaving Bletchley Park at 4pm for the return trip to Henley. Once Britain’s Best Kept Secret, today Bletchley Park is a heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. On our visit we will explore some of the iconic WW2 Codebreaking Huts and Blocks and marvel at the astonishing achievements of the Codebreakers whose work is said to have helped shorten the war by two years.
The cost will be £30 to members and £35 to non-members, which includes your return travel by coach and your admission to Bletchley Park, but excluding food and incidental items. There is a cafe on site which offers hot food (available 12.00pm – 3.30pm summer season) and a selection of cold options including salads, and various sandwiches, or a cup of tea and a slice of delicious cake.
Hut 4 Cafe Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park’s Cafe is in the codebreaking hut that housed the wartime Naval Intelligence Section. Hut 4 was built in 1939 and the Naval Section moved there from the Library in early 1940. Decrypted Enigma messages were sent there from Hut 8 to be translated and forwarded to the Naval Intelligence Division at the Admiralty.
Booking forms can be collected at the library, or downloaded from this website by clicking on HCL Bletchley Park Booking Form. Completed booking forms need to be returned to the library before 10 September to ensure you get your place, and need to be accompanied with your payment.
With just over a week to go until the Library’s Tour to the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 11 April, we are pleased to confirm that the tour is fully subscribed. The event has been so successful that we have even had to organise a larger coach from our local coach operator, Johnsons Coaches, to accomodate all 52 participants. We have also arranged for two additional coach pick ups from Johnson’s depot and in Wootton Wawen at the Stratford Road coach stop opposite the General Store, in addition to the pick up outside the library in Henley at the Market Cross.
Henley Community Library is excited to announce we have secured tickets for a tour of the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 11th April 2013, and would be pleased if you would join us. We have booked a coach which will depart Henley Market Cross at 8am. On arriving in London, you will experience a fully guided tour of the Houses of Parliament including the House of Lords and the House of Commons chambers. There will then be free time in London after the Parliament tour for you to take in the sights, enjoy a bit of shopping or relax in a cafe. Your coach departs central London at 6pm for your return trip to Henley.
Cost: £20 for members, £25 for non-members
The price is inclusive of coach and tour of Parliament but no meals
Closing date for booking: Thursday 14th March 2013
Spaces are limited, so to secure your place on this trip and help library funds please click the following link to download the booking form for the London trip or collect a booking form in the library. Pay in cash or by cheque (payable to Henley Community Library) at the library or by post to Henley Community Library, Hollyhocks, Mayswood Rd, Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden, B95 6AX.
If you want to help us publicise the event, please download, print and display the event poster.