july, 2024

wed03jul10:00 am11:30 amWilliam Hands Factory Tour & TalkChair Festival Factory Tour

Event Details

We are one of the few remaining furniture manufacturers left in the town.  We have been producing furniture on our site here since 1906.  We are a British designer and manufacturer of high-quality furniture.  We have a passionate and skilled workforce who would love to chat to you about our furniture.  Come and take a tour around our factory and hear a small talk about our history.

As featured on Michael Portillos Great British Railway Journeys Season 15, Episode 1 dated 18.03.24.

This tour is aimed at adults. Children over 10 are welcome with adult supervision.

Accessibility info: The factory is over 3 levels.  With extremely steep stairs. It is not suitable for people with limited mobility, pushchairs, assistance dogs etc.

Facilities info: Toilets are available.  Cold drinks will be available

Location: 36 Dashwood Avenue, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3DX
Direction From High Wycombe town centre; Desborough Road, onto Green Street, then onto Dashwood Avenue. William Hands are on the right-hand side, between the Green Street and Dashwood Avenue traffic lights.

This tour is happening on Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th July.


This tour is free to attend. Please consider making a donation if you are able to do so.

Suggested donation £5 per person.

This event is part of the Chilterns Chairs Festival, running through July in celebration of the unique chairmaking heritage of Wycombe and the local area. With a varied programme of events, you’ll learn how the industry grew from the local landscape into thriving furniture production which proudly continues today. Join us to celebrate the stories, the chairs and the surroundings which make up our history. There’s something for everyone, so get involved!

The Chiltern’s Chairs Festival is being organised by Wycombe Museum and is funded by the Chalk, Cherries & Chairs Landscape Partnership.

Time

(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location

William Hands Factory

36 Dashwood Avenue

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