Properties and events in Slough 2017
Properties and events in Slough 2017
Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries at www.heritageopendays.org.uk for last-minute changes.
Horlicks Factory History and Tour
Glaxo Smithkline, 11 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3NW
Enjoy a visit to the Horlicks factory to learn about our history, see some of the artefacts and have a tour of the site. You will visit the…
Enjoy a visit to the Horlicks factory to learn about our history, see some of the artefacts and have a tour of the site. You will visit the on-site archives, see the Art Deco style board room and directors offices and the dedicated former railway station and platform. Please note that as the site is a working factory there is no access to the production floors and tours must remain with their guides at all times.
- Thursday 7 September: Tour 1400 - fully booked
- Friday 8 September: Tour 1400 - fully booked
All tours must be pre-booked and are on a first come, first serve basis. Contact: Jill Moretto Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Booking opens: 14 August 2017 09:00 Booking closes: 31 August 2017 16:00
Please note that due to the age of the building there is no disabled access. The entrance to the site is a couple of hundred metres north of the railway bridge on Stoke Poges Lane, please use the call-box to speak to Reception to be allowed onsite. Access will not be granted unless you have pre-booked and are on the list.
Max 20 people per tour/session.
Lakeside Energy from Waste( EfW) Heritage Open Day
Colnbrook, Slough, Berkshire
The Lakeside Energy from Waste facility at Colnbrook near Slough is strategically located just off the M25 near to Heathrow airport. The facility…
The Lakeside Energy from Waste facility at Colnbrook near Slough is strategically located just off the M25 near to Heathrow airport. The facility has been operational since 2010.
Lakeside EfW is a joint venture between Viridor and Grundon Waste Management. The facility treats waste from local authorities and businesses wishing to divert their non-recyclable waste away from landfill.
Using advanced technology, this facility currently processes 450,000 tonnes of residual waste per year, generating 37MW of electricity (enough to power around 56,000 homes) and has the potential to export heat. In 2013 the facility increased its environmental credentials by installing a solar PV rooftop system to generate additional energy on-site.
Lakeside EfW remains one of the most modern facilities of its type in the UK, operating under strict environmental controls under a permit administered by the Environment Agency.
Lakeside EfW has been recognised by the industry and beyond for the contribution it is making towards the green agenda. It has won awards at the Solar UK Industry Awards, Renewable Energy Infrastructure Awards, PEEL People’s Cup and Lets Recycle Awards for Excellence.
- Saturday 9 September: 1000-1200 and 1300-1500
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heritage-open-day-lakeside-energy-recovery-centre-tickets-35726598217?aff=es2 Booking opens: 13 July 2017 09:00 Booking closes: 4 September 2017 15:00
Max 15 people per tour/session.
Thomas Gray Landscape
Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4NZ
A unique opportunity to have guided walks of historic sites connected to the poet Thomas Gray spanning several centuries; Visit historic St…
A unique opportunity to have guided walks of historic sites connected to the poet Thomas Gray spanning several centuries; Visit historic St Giles' Church, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book, catch a glimpse of the grand Manor House built in 1555, visit the Thomas Gray Monument and tomb (1770's - 90's), have a go at ringing the church bells and walk through the peaceful Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, now over 80 years old and Grade I listed with the Head Gardener and have tea at the exclusive Stoke Park Mansion (1790's). Tea at Stoke Park is restricted to 20 people, please book to ensure your place
- Sunday 10 September: 1400-1630
Tea at Stoke Park Country Club must be pre-booked. First 20 bookings are eligible. Contact: Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens Call: 01753 523744 Email: email@example.com Write to: Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4NZ Booking opens: 1 August 2017 09:00 Booking closes: 8 September 2017 16:00
Most paths are gravel on tarmac, however, access may be partly restricted in wet weather. If bringing a wheelchair, please park in the church car park.
Max 20 people per tour/session. There is the opportunity to ring the church balls. Please note that access to the bell tower is via steep stairs.
From the M4: Leave at Junction 6, taking the A355 (sign M40). At the double mini-roundabout in Farnham Royal turn right onto the B416, and pass the golf course. At the crossroads with Church Lane, turn right. The Gardens are the second drive on the right, by St Giles Church. Parking at weekends is in the car park opposite. From the M40: Leave at Junction 2, taking the A355 (sign M4). At the double mini-roundabout in Farnham Royal turn left onto the B416, and pass the golf course. At the crossroads with Church Lane, turn right. The Gardens are the second drive on the right, by St Giles Church. Parking at weekends is in the car park opposite.