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BORDE HILL GARDENS, NEAR HAYWARDS HEATH
Sunday 6 June 2004

A total of forty-four Club cars from both Central Southern and South Eastern sections joined forces to create a superb display on the lawns in front of the Tudor house at Borde Hill near Haywards Heath.

As the date of our visit was also the 60th anniversary of D-Day it was especially fitting that there were no less than fifteen pre-war cars mainly from the 1930s. The oldest car present was Ray Lockett's 1912 Silver Ghost with other post-war models ranging from the 1950s through to more recent examples, such as David Steel's 2000 Seraph.

After a cloudy start to the day the sun soon made an appearance and members were able to enjoy the warm sunshine as they wandered around the wonderful gardens, especially the rose garden that was in full bloom, or merely relaxed in good company as picnics were consumed. One couple even played nostalgic music on a gramophone whilst Union flags fluttered on some cars in recognition of the special date.

The owners of Borde Hill house, Mr & Mrs Stephenson-Clarke, took time to wander around the cars and take photographs - our grateful thanks go to them for allowing our exclusive parking within the grounds. As they chatted to participants it seemed as though they enjoyed our visit as much as did we!

Andrew Honour - Committee Member


Borde Hill House
1912 RR Silver Ghost   1934 RR 20/25   RR 1928 20hp
1932 RR 20/25   Borde Hill fountain
Borde Hill Gardens   Borde Hill statue
Photos: Ian Burt