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Published September 5th 2015
Historic mansion for events and garden parties
Camelot is often associated with King Arthur and the legend of the Knights of the Round Table. On the outskirts of Sydney, near the picturesque town of Camden, is another beautiful and cultured Camelot. It is a grand heritage-listed mansion built in 1888.
On Father's Day, I attended a garden party at Camelot hosted by Foxtel. I am involved in a group called "Save A Place To Call Home", to reignite this favourite Australian period drama back onto our television screens.
There are over 5,000 people worldwide, mostly from Australia, who voiced their individual and collective opinion on returning SAPTCH. Many friendships have formed from this group. Numerous picnics and delicious high teas were coordinated at venues across Australia with an emphasis on fun, friendship and wearing the SAPTCH dress code of the 1950's.
Camelot, this wonderful majestic mansion which was renamed Ash Park in the series, has been used in this drama. The stars of the show turned out in force for this fabulous morning tea – Noni Hazlehurst, Brett Climo, Abby Earl, Craig Hall, Sara Wiseman, Frankie J. Holden and many others.
Foxtel revived life back into A Place To Call Home and hosted the garden party to not only publicise this wonderful Australian television series returning to the screen but to congratulate the fans for mounting a people-power campaign which has surprised many in television circles. The guests loved the event, many dressing in the fabulous 50's.
It was a fantastic garden party, very well organised a big shout out of thanks to the parking attendants who did a marvellous job.
And all who set up for the day, to meet the stars from our favourite show was really the icing on the cake and to walk around the stunning grounds I just loved it all, may you have many more enjoyable events
Thank you susan
What a wonderful morning spent at the Garden Party. I was amazed to see so many people get into the spirit of the day and dress circa 1950
Some people went to a great deal of trouble and the fashions were beautiful.
Meeting the stars of the show was a thrill for me. Thanks Brendan and Rachel Powers for allowing Foxtel to invite us into your gorgeous home.
Hi gilly, another point too, is that there is a facebook group (which I mentioned in the article) called SAPTCH Save A Place To Call Home. Maybe join the group, as our members extend internationally as well as Australia.