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South Hants (SHPVS) Car Show and Autojumble.

Mon Apr 07 2014, 15:26 by Grizzly

SHVPS Annual Classic Vehicle Show and Autojumble

Date: Sunday 1st June 2014 10.00am – 4.00pm

Queen Elizabeth Country Park,

Gravel Hill, Horndean, Waterlooville. PO8 0QE

3 miles South Of Petersfield on the A3

South Hants Vehicle Preservation Society’s Annual Classic Vehicle Show and popular Autojumble.

Easy access and free public car parking on site.

This is a family day out with …

Beachbuggin 6th August let me know if your planning on going.

Sat Jul 22 2017, 21:29 by Grizzly

Who's up for beachbuggin they have booked out club pitch just need to know numbers please . . . it is a great one day show on southsea common next to the beach . . . lots to see and do let me know if your going as I have to book you in and you have access at reduced rate £5 I believe it is

Camper and Bus show and August events - what are you hoping to do?

Sun Jul 16 2017, 13:06 by carl & helen

Club days out August
Are any of these of any interest? Or are you planning something different that we can group together on?
Don’t think any of us are doing BugJam so our first possible weekend is

Camper & Bus, Camping at the Castle – 28th, 29th 30th July. We love this in the Malvern’s  so we are going back. Any takers?
We …

Hessich Oldendorf and Euro Bug In 2017 - European trip details

Sun Oct 09 2016, 12:34 by carl & helen

HO17, Germany -
Quite a few of you have already talked about coming to Germany for Hessich Oldendorf or for Belgium Euro Bug In next year in late June and early July.
Together these give us an incredible, every four year European trip to Hessich, Germany, on to the factories in Wolfsberg and Hannover and the back via EBI - Euro Bug In the following weekend for those …

Stonor Park 2017

Tue Mar 28 2017, 15:04 by Grizzly

Hi Folks I will be needing some assistance at Stonor Park on the 4th June. As well as the camping I am also organising club displays in return you will have free entry & camping.
I will need assistance on white pond gate for club display pass hand outs and lining up aircooled avenue & watercooled way.

And anyone that wants to help me out with camping.

Lastly as Aircooled Konnection are running …

Next club meet 26th May @ Chalkhill Blue from 19:00 hrs

Mon May 22 2017, 21:43 by Grizzly

Next club meet 26th May @ Chalkhill Blue from 19:00 hrs

Stanford Hall

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Stanford Hall

Post by Grizzly on Mon Jan 02 2012, 18:52

Looks like the VW show at Stanford Hall's days are numbered . . . all for a great cause though.

Britain's wealthiest landowner, the
Duke of Westminster, is to donate a country pile to the nation that will
become a treatment centre for wounded soldiers and civilians.
II-listed Stanford Hall, in Leicestershire, is to get a £300million
conversion that will see it become Britain's largest rehabilitation
complex, according to the Sunday Times.
35-bedroom estate, which changed hands for £6.25m in 2007, has 354
acres, making it four times the size of the army's main centre for war
wounded, Headley Court, in Surrey.

Country pile: Stanford Hall, in Leicestershire,
is set to undergo a £300m conversion into a ehabilitation centre for
wounded soldiers and civilians

The new centre is due to open in six years' time.

Although British forces have left Iraq and are due to depart from Afghanistan by the end of
2014, the numbers of war wounded will remain high and their long-term
car needs will need to be catered for.
in medicine mean that many soldiers, who in previous generations would
have died, survive despite suffering severe injuries.

Around 800 troops were admitted to Headly Court during 2011, up from 640 in 2010 and just 163 the year before.
The 60-year-old Duke, who owns large parts of central London, is Britain's
most senior Territorial Army officer with the rank of major-general. He
joined in 1970 and has taken a huge interest in the military. Last month
he proposed renaming the TA the British Army Reserves.

Donation: The Duke of Westminster is the most
senior officer in the Territorial Army and has a taken a huge interest
in the military over the past 40 years

As well as buying the hall, the Duke,
whose personal fortune is estimated to be £7bn, will make a
'substantial donation' to the renovation costs. The Help for Heroes
charity and the Royal British Legion are also expected to donate large
sums towards the new centre.

Raffaelli, the MoD's surgeon general, told the Sunday Times the centre
would also be used by civilians, preparing them for a return to work.
'It is a very exciting opportunity,' he added.
Hall would be following in the footsteps of other grand residences used
as military hospitals during times of conflict. In World War I
Brighton's Royal Pavilion served as an infirmary for wounded Indian
And recently, this
secret history of many stately homes was played out on national
television when Downton Abbey, in the ITV drama of the same name, was
turned into a hospital for soldiers wounded in the First World War.

Hall was built in the late 18th century for Charles Vere Dashwood, the
high sheriff of Nottingham. In 1928 Julien Cahn, the head of the
Nottingham Furnishing Company, bought the hall for £70,000. He made it
one of the great country houses of the era, attracting guests with
lavish social occasions. When he died in 1944 his widow was forced to
the property to pay for high death duties.

Vital role: Headley Court is currently Britain's
main centre for the treatment of injured soldiers but there is little
room for expansion, unlike at Stanford Hall, which is four times the

Property tycoon Chek Whyte bought
Stanford Hall in 2007 but two years ago Whyte, who had appeared in the
ITV show Secret Millionaire, was declared bankrupt.
Hall would be an ideal location for such a prestigious project,' Jim
Rowland, chairman of the local British Legion, told the Sunday Times.
'The duke should be commended for his actions.'

Frances McKim, from the Stanford-on-Soar parish council, said locals
were delighted and added that the plans were so much better than other
proposals put forward for the hall.
Local residents are set to meet the duke later this month to discuss the project.


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