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HINTON AMPNER HOUSE AND GARDENS, BRAMDEAN, ALRESFORD
Sunday 15 July 2007

It is always a little disappointing when heavy rain is forecast on the day we are due to meet up for a picnic. Nevertheless, nineteen cars containing fifty-five born optimists turned up at Hinton Ampner where we displayed our cars in front of the House. The Property Manager, James Taylor came to welcome us and gave an interesting introduction to the history of the House.

We had ample time to explore the gardens and meet the Head Gardener who was happy to answer any gardening questions - all to the gentle rumbling of thunder overhead. The rain held off and the sun shone while we had our picnics and explored the House. Then a torrential cloudburst caused us to repair rapidly to the tea rooms, or back into the House, before happily setting out for home.

David Steel - Section Committee Member


Hinton Ampner   Fine gardens - pond
Hinton Ampner - a most impressive country home offering elegance and style.   Fine gardens - pond, manicured lawns and topiary.
Ted Meachem's 2002 RR Corniche   Our cars were displayed in front of the House
Our cars were displayed in front of the House. Ted Meachem's 2002 RR Corniche is in the foreground.
Daphne and Tony Leach   Anthony Lewis' 1934 RR Phantom II
Daphne and Tony Leach chose a good spot for their picnic.   Anthony Lewis' 1934 RR Phantom II attracted a lot of interest.
Photos: Ian Burt