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Army Manoeuvres, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire

Ten men eating and drinking outside a tent during Army cavalry manoeuvres at Pond Farm, near Easterton on Salisbury Plain. Photographer: Harry Osbourne of Woodseaves.

Basford Scouts, camping in Hanchurch Woods

Robert Baden-Powell set up the scouting movement in 1908 after a successful camp teaching boys important skills, and releasing a book called ‘Scouting for Boys’. By the end of 1908, there were 60,000 ...

Beaudesert Hall and Park

Beaudesert Park is an area of historic parkland, within which are the ruins of Beaudesert Hall, a walled kitchen garden, remains of a stable block, an ice house, ponds and cascades. The parkland is located ...

Bell tents and marquee, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm Camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

In 1941 during WWII there was a general shortage of labour, which affected farms as well as many other industries. Already women had been recruited to work on the land (they were known as the Womens' ...

Brewood Show, Somerford Park

Spectators watch the judging in one of the strongly-supported bull classes at the Brewood and District Agricultural Society’s 43rd annual show, held on Bank Holiday Monday 2 August at Somerford Park, ...

Bringing in Fuel, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm Camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

In the summer of 1941 schoolboys were recruited across the country to work on the land during the labour shortage caused by the Second World War effort. They were organised in camps under the direction ...

Camp Kitchen, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

This was taken on the first year Uttoxeter schoolboys farm camp organised by Edward Wilson, chemistry master at Thomas Alleyne's school. No cooking facilities were provided at the camp so the campers ...

Camping at Fisherwick Park Farm, near Lichfield

Camp site at at Fisherwick Park Farm, between Whittington and Elford, near Lichfield.

Camping at Fisherwick Park Farm, near Lichfield

Beatrice Woollstone with her sisters and friends enjoying a camping holiday at Fisherwick Park Farm, between Whittington and Elford, near Lichfield.

Camping holiday at Fisherwick Park Farm, near Lichfield

Beatrice Woollstone and friends enjoying a camping holiday at Fisherwick Park Farm, between Whittington and Elford, near Lichfield.

Camping holiday at Fisherwick Park Farm, near Lichfield

Camp site at at Fisherwick Park Farm, between Whittington and Elford, near Lichfield.

Camping, Fisherwick Park Farm, near Lichfield

Campsite at at Fisherwick Park Farm, between Whittington and Elford, near Lichfield.

Camping, Fisherwick Park Farm, near Lichfield

Campfire cookery at at Fisherwick Park Farm, between Whittington and Elford, near Lichfield.

Camping, Fisherwick Park Farm, near Lichfield

Campsite at at Fisherwick Park Farm, between Whittington and Elford, near Lichfield.

Collecting Spuds, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm Camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

During the first year farm camp some of the boys were found work potato picking on a nearby farm. Their camp leader Mr Edward Wilson, wrote a short account of the boys' experiences. "The potato picking ...

Cook and Helpers at the Cooking Range, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm Camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

When the schoolboys and their leaders arrived at their campsite for the second year camp, they noticed several welcome improvements. They didn't have to build their own stove, instead there was a large ...

Copeland Cabin, Kibblestone Camp, Stone,

The Copeland family owned the Kibblestone estate from the mid-nineteenth century. Ronal Copeland started the first Scout Troop in Stone in 1910. In 1921 he became the County Scout Commissioner for North ...

Cricket game in the Stafford area

This postcard view shows a group of campers playing cricket and posing for the photographer at an unknown location but thought to be in the Stafford area. If you recognise anyone in the picture or the ...