The Road to Colditz- A Summer Lecture at Broughton Castle


Date: 20th July 2024

£22 per person


The Road to Colditz

The story of Tony Rolt’s WWII role in the plan to escape captivity in a glider.

Captured in Calais in 1940, Tony Rolt made seven attempts to escape German captivity, which led to his incarceration in the notorious Colditz Castle. Together with his comrade Bill Goldfinch, he developed a plan to escape by glider … a story that has become folk legend. Stuart Rolt, his son, will illustrate this remarkable endeavour in Broughton Castle’s Great Hall.

The lecture will begin at 7pm, but the grounds of the castle will be open from 5pm, and you are welcome to bring a picnic, weather willing.

This event is to fundraise for Banbury Museum & Gallery (charity no 1153109). The Trustees of Banbury Museum & Gallery are very grateful to Stuart Rolt, who will be talking about his father, to Broughton Castle who have made this event possible and CVP (Oxford) Ltd for their help with AV. 

Booking is essential.

Event times:

20 July 2024

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Important Information

Parking is available at Broughton Castle, and the grounds open at 5pm.

There will be a cash bar for wine and soft drinks but you are welcome to picnic in the grounds before the event. 

The talk will be given in the Great Hall at 7pm, with access from 6.45pm. The Castle interiors will not be open to guests, only the Great Hall from 6.45pm. Broughton Castle will close at 8.45pm and the Car Park at 9.00pm. 

We ask you to respect that Broughton Castle is both private home and historic monument. Camping chairs and the like are welcome but please do not bring gazebo’s or anything that may harm the grounds and ensure all picnic litter goes home with you.

There are toilet facilities in the Castle Car Park but not inside the Castle.

The Great Hall is wheelchair accessible but if you have any other accessibilities needs, please get in contact with the team and we will be able to advise.

Email or call 01295 236165 additional help or assistance.