Perfect place to live for riding – by JM

We used to like riding, so we came to Ham because we used to ride with Billy Walsh who had these wonderful polo stables on the Common which are now part of the estate of, I can’t remember his name even, an Arab prince, right by Ham Gate.  This was the stable and we used to drive down from London, we lived right at Marble Arch in a lovely flat in the West End, but we liked the country.  So whilst we were here we thought what about moving to a house, our families wanted to buy us a house so we drove around before and after the ride and they were selling off plots in Ham and building Parkleys and the plots were all for sale in Ham Farm Road.