Ham Polo Club
Petersham Road, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AH
Ham Polo Club was founded in 1926, and is one of the oldest clubs in the UK, and also the only remaining one of the twelve that used to be in the London during the sports' heyday in the 20th Century. The present grounds were built upon the old orchard of Ham House, acquired in 1954 and then bought in 1970.
How to get here:
Road: A4 - From Gunnersbury (near J1 of the M4), head along the A205 south, crossing Kew Bridge. Follow Kew Road to the left, alongside the Gardens, as it becomes the A307 towards Richmond, and continue to follow it through the town and then on towards Kingston on Petersham Road. The polo club is on the right-hand side, just after a sharp bend to the left. +
Access: membersStatus: unknownClub Entrance
Photograph taken: 21st September 2003 by Chuck Foster
"As this is a private club, the only photo I took here was of the front gate into the club."
The Myth Makers (3)
Filmed: 3 Sep 1965
The Wooden Horse. (model shots)
Other nearby locations:
Cambridge Park (The Talons of Weng-Chiang). Road (1.7 miles, 6m) : Head north along Peterham Road until you reach Richmond; cross the bridge on the left onto Richmond Road (A305), and then Cambridge Park is on the left-hand side as the road bears left (St. Margaret's Road to the right). Follow Cambridge Park past Meadow Side and then bear left until you reach number 24. Parking: limited.
Riverside Drive (Invasion of the Dinosaurs). Road (2.6 miles, 11m) : Head south along Petersham Road until you reach a mini-roundabout with Sandy Lane, and then turn right onto the lane. At the end, turn right into Ham Street, and then left into Riverside Drive. Parking: roadside. Roadside.
Additional locations as the crow flies:
John Woods (designer): "Michael Leeston-Smith lived around that way and he'd seen a spot down there where we could set up the Trojan Horse and have a little bit of terrain behind it, which was quite interesting. It was a sandy area and we took the model down there and did a simple little shot which was inserted into the production, to give it s sense of scale. The rest of the model filming was done at Ealing." (src :On Location, © Richard Bignell)
Further links about the location:
Ham Polo Club - Official Website
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