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Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

"K", "L" and "M" Lines on the eastern slope of Old Acre Valley. There are a number of tents erected so it may have been early on in the development of Brocton Camp. Most of these postcards tended to have ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

A postcard view of “F” and “G” Battalion Lines at Brocton Camp. On the reverse it says, “F & G Lines a view of part of Brocton Camp, the home of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade”. In order to differentiate ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The soldiers pushing their bikes are just passing the Post Office on their left. It took a while for it to be set up and until then they would have had to join the long queue in Milford Post Office to ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

"M", "N" and "O" lines at Brocton Camp in winter. The snow highlights fencing between the troops' huts and the Officers' huts which is not easy to see at other times of the year. Most postcards sent ...

Carpenters and Sherwood Foresters at Brocton Military Camp

The soldiers being trained at the two military camps on Cannock Chase lived in prefabricated huts. These huts were under construction from late 1914 and were largely built by civilian workmen who were ...

Carpenters at Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

Soldiers and no doubt the foreman of the carpenters pose for a photograph with their tools and pet dog. Workmen came from far and wide once the contracts to build the Camps were awarded. Little did some ...

Christmas decorations, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase.

A great deal of effort has gone into decorating this hut for Christmas and New Year celebrations A note on the reverse of this postcard states it is believed that this was the hut where the East Lancashire ...

Church Army Hut, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The Church of England Men's Society was one of the religious groups that provided facilities for the troops to enjoy a Christian environment. The card says on the back that here you were able to purchase ...

Church Army Hut, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The Church of England Men's Society was one of the religious groups that provided facilities for the troops to enjoy a Christian environment. Another postcard shows the opposite end of this hut where ...

Church Army Hut, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The Church of England Men's Society was one of the religious groups that provided facilities for the troops to enjoy a Christian environment. The card says on the back that here you were able to purchase ...

Church Parade, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

This is an excellent view of one of the many Church Parades carried out on the Camps. It would have been a regular occurrence and the Military Band, of which there were many, would have accompanied the ...

Cricket at Whittington Barracks, Lichfield

A postcard view of a cricket match at Whittington Barracks. In the background on the left is the Keep which is Grade II listed and also known as the Armoury. In the centre and on the right are several ...

Former Battalion Headquarters, North Staffordshire Regiment, College Road, Hanley

This building was the Headquarters and Drill Hall of the Hanley Companies of the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment between 1837 and 1897. The tablet over the main entrance has ...

General Post Office, Brocton Camp

One of the most frequented buildings in the Camp would have been the General Post Office. At Brocton Camp it was situated alongside the main Chase Road between 'I' and 'M' Battalion Lines. It is the building ...

Gladys Harvey, W.A.A.C., Brocton Camp

Pictured in her Women's Auxiliary Army Corps uniform is Gladys Harvey of Rugeley. She was enrolled on 13th September 1917 and discharged on 19th October 1919. She worked as a waitress at Brocton Camp ...

Hollywood Slade, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

This is Hollywood Slade coming down from the top of the Camp near Brocton Coppice. On the right hand side are "F" and "G" Lines. Two flag poles can be seen, one of which was by the Regimental Institute ...

Interior of a barrack room, Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

Accommodation was in long rooms with a row of beds down each side and one stove in the centre. Kit was stowed on open shelves and rails; closed lockers only came in much later.

Interior of the Royal Army Temperance Association's hut at Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

This hut provided amenities for members of the Royal Army Temperance Association, which was a strong movement in the late 19th Century and up to the 1930s.