Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Ham Polo Club

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51°26'43"-00°18'32" show decimal

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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 from Cambridge Park:

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Road: Head along Cambridge Park and then turn right into Richmond Road. Once you cross the bridge, turn right and continue along Petersham Road towards Kingston; the polo club is on the right-hand side just as the road bears sharply left. Parking: roadside. (1.7 miles, 6m) +

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General Directions to get to this location.

 

Access: membersStatus: unknownClub Entrance

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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)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 3 Sep 1965
The Wooden Horse. (model shots)

 

Other nearby locations:

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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.

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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. Parking Roadside.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Teddington Studios (Army of Ghosts): 1.27 miles.

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Wilmer Close (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 1.49 miles.

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Parkfields Road (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 1.49 miles.

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Lower Ham Road (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 1.91 miles.

Production Notes:

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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:

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Ham Polo Club - Official Website

Related Stories

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The Myth Makers

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