Thursday, 17 September 2009

Petworth House Tennis Club

We arrived at Petworth in good time to meet Gus's godfather Nick Lahey-Bean his wife Judith, Honeysuckle Weeks and Tom Haxworth (the boy's cousin) at the Stonemason Arms (or was it the Gravediggers??) Honeysuckle ran three miles to the pub and had a quick change. We left in convoy for Petworth House where Alan Chalmers a member and illustrious tennis antiquarian bookseller had kindly arranged to meet us and open the court. Angela Pearson, a cousin of Phyllie's arrived, escorted by her gardener and her husband.
Play commenced promptly to a full dedans and kindly marked by Richard Williams, owner of Holyport. Many donations to the MS Society were collected on the night for which we are very grateful.

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