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VISIT TO LEONARDSLEE GARDENS, NEAR HORSHAM - Sunday 8 July 2001

Members of the Central Southern Section and their friends from the South Eastern Section held a successful rally at Leonardslee Gardens. These gardens are renowned worldwide for the magnificent Loder rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias and much more. With 240 acres which include seven lakes, and landscaped vistas at every turn, one can enjoy a kaleidoscope of colour from early Spring through to late Autumn.

The Loder family collection of Victorian motor cars spans the years 1895 - 1900 and these, of course, are always of special interest to Club members, several of whom have been lucky enough to enjoy rides in them over the years. These cars are 'regulars' in the London to Brighton Car Run every November. No wonder the owners of 20th Century cars enjoy their annual visit to Leonardslee!

Isabel Spencer


Presentation  

1898 Peugeot

To thank Robin Loder for his kind invitations to visit Leonardslee Gardens
Clifton Spencer, on behalf of members, presented him with a Rolls-Royce book.
  Clifton Spencer, Robin Loder and Ted Meachem with an 1898 Peugeot.
Bentley assists RR
Bentley assists Rolls-Royce - too much use of the fridge for cold beer causes Ted Meachem's
car battery to go flat! Roy Huntley's Bentley gives the 'jump start'. Photos: Andrew Honour