During the Rectory Farm, Bosham THS we had a total of 103 camping units stay, all enjoying this peaceful camp site set in a nice green field well of the main road and a short distance from the farmhouse. On many occasions Campers were surprised to see Roe Deer and a Stag with his antlers all covered in velvet.
They also saw Hares, Pheasants, Partridges, Grouse, Buzzards, Kestrels and even a man flying and training a Falcon. The farmer’s pet donkey, called puffin, was visited by many children with carrots in hand.
Throughout the Holiday Meet, the farmer was busy gathering in his crops and it was nice to see how it was all done.
Many Campers cycled to local places of interest, while others took to the buses into nearby Chichester and Portsmouth. Bosham village and harbour was within walking distance and many campers had cooling drinks in the bar or an ice cream from the café. Also in Bosham Harbour, Children caught crabs with their nets and fishing lines.
The weather could have been kinder but we all enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this super site and we are already looking forward to next year when we will once again host the Surrey’s THS.
Sue & George
Strawberry Teas at Pierrepont Farm, Tilford
Good weather was forecast for the four day meet from 9th to 12th July. By Saturday we had 16 units gathered in this really pleasant site, just a short distance from Tilford Village green. Some were regular members who have camped with Surrey DA for many years. Also we were pleased to welcome a few Club members who had not camped with us before.
The good weather continued for Saturday and our annual afternoon “Strawberry Teas”. Thirty five members tucked into bowls of strawberries, scones and cream, washed down with cups of tea.
During the weekend campers went for walks in the nearby forest, some went to the garden centre which was just down the road. Others took the opportunity of visiting the Old Kiln Agriculture Centre, a museum of local Agricultural History, with many artefacts from years gone by, which was right next door to us.
Quite a few campers found the newly opened Farnham Micro Brewery and enjoyed a pint or two of their range of Real Ales.