Among the more spectacular dinners was one given by John Park on 16.7.68 for W. R. M. Milligan the retiring Warden of Radley College. Nearly one hundred guests dined in the Great Hall that evening including the ex Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, four Wardens of Radley, Sub Wardens and Radley Masters, Headmasters of Public and Preparatory Schools, Old Radleians and local notables. The photograph shows past Wardens and the present Warden D. R. W. Silk who took over the Wardenship from Wyndham Milligan. It gave Park great pleasure to have the Rev. Canon Adam Fox at the dinner since he was Warden at Radley when Park was there.
The Garth and South Berkshire Hunt Ball in June 1963 was described by the Newbury Weekly News as being "full of music and colour combined with dignity and charm, gaiety with gracious living". The Newbury News after giving details of the supper described how the "Mansion was floodlit, the gardens and lawns illuminated by fairy lights. Floodlit also in what was once a sunken rose garden was the swimming pool with its cascading waterfall at one end". Into the pool voluntarily after midnight went the M. F. H. accompanied by his wife and numerous guests.