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Camelot, Kirkham

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by Faye (subscribe)
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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.

Camelot Kirkham
Gorgeous Camelot

The current owners, Brendan and Rachel Powers, have been restoring this gorgeous Victorian home. The house has striking chimneys, turrets and balconies that overlook its stunning gardens.

Stunning Victorian mansion

The owners currently take bookings for special events and weddings and will be holding other events in the future.

Gardens at Camelot Kirkham
Beautiful gardens

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.

Noni Hazlehurst
Noni Hazlehurst

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.

Frankie J Holden
Frankie J Holden

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.

David Berry and Craig Hall
David Berry and Craig Hall

There was unparalleled excitement for their legion of fans. There was a band with fabulous dancers.

1950's dancers at Camelot
Dancers and Band entertaining the guests

David Berry showcased his extraordinary voice hitting those high notes with "I Need Your Love".

David Berry, actor
David Berry wowing the audience

Chilli the dog, who is called Lucky in the series, also put in an appearance. And those cars, they were remarkable to admire.

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.

1950's clothes at Camelot
Guests enjoying the morning

So now, the revised ending to Season 2 of "A Place to Call Home" will air next week on Sunday, September 13, on Foxtel's SoHo channel, with Season 3 commencing September 27.

"Ash Park"

Camelot is a superb stately home that would be ideal for any special event. The garden and the home is marvellous, you will not be disappointed.
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Why? For a superb historic mansion to hold a wedding or event
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Phone: 0428 213 578 Rachel Powers
Where: Kirkham Lane, Kirkham, just outside Camden
Your Comment
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
by silho (score: 0|4) 2207 days ago
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.
Cheers Eileen
by peter201 (score: 1|16) 2204 days ago
Beautiful venue for a special event...glad there will be a series 3:)
by Maria M (score: 2|661) 2204 days ago
Hi gilly, glad you've been watching the series. It's been great. I could suggest the Camelot Kirkham facebook page:

Otherwise search Camelot Kirkham, which would bring up information. Cheers Faye
by Faye (score: 3|1193) 1743 days ago
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.
by Faye (score: 3|1193) 1743 days ago
For anyone who is interested in the history of Camelot below is a link for a location guidebook with maps and history.
by Faye (score: 3|1193) 1743 days ago
Hi have been watching the australia series and seen your wonderful there more histrory to read. gillian evans mrs. uk england
by gilly (score: 0|2) 1743 days ago
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