LCC CHILDREN’S SUMMER CAMP

Back in June 2008 (blimey, so long ago?) I wrote a post here which mentioned the London County Council summer camp, or as we called them, “The Borstal Boys”. You can read it here https://goo.gl/nk8TKv  The camp in my memory was set up near the Martello Tower.

I have recently obtained this photograph showing the camp at a different location which I cannot immediately identify. Any ideas?

2677 LCC Camping ground Borstal boys

The more familiar site for the tents was as shown below

1889 LCC Camp (Borstal Boys) Martello c1950

2651 Martello Field Borstal Boys camp

These photos taken in July 1937 of the children heading up Mill Lane from the camp for their church parade, shows how many there were. I’m beginning to think that they were not all borstal boys in those days.

LCC Children Camp Church Parade (1) 10 July 1937       LCC Children Camp Church Parade (2)  Mill Lane10 July 1937

LCC Children Camp Church Parade (3)  Mill Lane10 July 1937       LCC Children Camp Church Parade (4)  Mill Lane10 July 1937

 

21st November 2017

Sorry folks – my stupidity. I’d not noticed the Martello Tower which had blended into the background. Now the location is obvious. Here’s a detail of the image.

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2 Responses to LCC CHILDREN’S SUMMER CAMP

  1. Andrew Evans says:

    Hi Pete,

    Your first photo immediately reminded me of the view from Ashes Corner looking toward Horsey Island. What do you think?

    You are certainly building up a brilliant store of interesting photo’s on Walton’s history.

    Look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

    All the best and a happy new year,

    Andrew

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  2. Sally Richmond says:

    I wondered if it was looking at Horsey Island too.

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