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Discovering George Orwell (1003)

Thursday, 27 October '22   9:30am – 5pm BST
Shiplake Station, Station Road, Lower Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3NY
7 spaces available

Details

Join us ‘Coming Up For Air’ in the Chilterns to discover George Orwell’s ‘golden country’. His childhood
here in the South Oxfordshire countryside can be seen to have influenced passages in some of his writing, as we will discover on our walk. We start out from Shiplake station along the Thames where Orwell loved to
fish, then head up the hill to Binfield Heath and Crowsley Park to discover a ‘listening station’ with echoes
of Big Brother. After a short drinks break at the Bottle & Glass Inn (with Orwell’s approval!) we continue through bluebell woods where 1984 hero Winston would go to escape the Thought Police. Finally returning to Shiplake we pass the house where Orwell once lived.

Tickets

Cost
Adult
Senior
Child - under 18

Location

Shiplake Station
Station Road
Lower Shiplake
Henley-on-Thames
RG9 3NY

Meet at Shiplake Station
Station carpark or limited roadside parking in village