In the House
Talbot House offers seven historical bedrooms:
The Berat room, the Blanckaert room, the General's room, the Duinkerke room, the Pettifer room, the Baron room, the Trefusis room and the Vandewalle room.
Each room has its own washbasin with hot and cold water and on each floor there is a common sanitary room with showers and toilets which are cleaned daily.
Every room is named after a historical person, event, item, ... valuable to the house or the association.
The Berat room
is the first stewards after Talbot House re-opened in 1931 René & Alida Berat loved and runned the place with cheerfulness and devotion.
The Blanckaert room
The indefatigable Rolande Blanckaert is the one who organized the Belgian friends of Talbot House.
The Generals room
The bed in this room accommodated officers going on leave, and had two real sheets – sent to the wash alternately.
The Duinkerke room
In May, 1940, Old Talbot House stood ready to serve the B.E.F. on their road to Dunkirk.
The Pettifer room
Arthur Pettifer was ‘glued’ to Tubby in 1915, never again to be separated as his faithful batman.
The Baron Barclay room
Barclay Baron faithfully served Toc H with his great literary and artistic gifts.
This room is used by our wardens.
The Trefusis room
Through his style and commitment as a ‘soldier of peace’ the Association’s President Jack Trefusis set an example to everyone at TH.
The Vandewalle room
The Caretaker AngèleSuffys and her husband Sylvain Vandewalle served the House with the utmost enthusiasm.