A party of 22 took a coach trip on 16th. May to Hinton Ampner, a National Trust property near Winchester. Hinton Ampner was the home of the last Lord Sherbourne. Having no heirs he left it to the National Trust together with the contents & the surrounding tenanted land. However, to some extent the house is a fake as it burnt down in 1960 and he had it rebuilt in the Georgian style that he loved. He filled it with contemporary artefacts of his own taste.
The coach left Tattenham Corner at 9.30 & we were there by 10.45 giving us good time before the house opened at 11am. Some headed for the coffee shop some to the house & some to the gardens. We all met up over a light lunch. Hinton Ampner is well worth a visit.
At 2.00pm saw us heading for Arlesford to join the Watercress line. We left at 3.00 & the attendants very soon had us tucking in to scones with jam and cream. Delicious! Together with a good cup of tea.
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