All through the lower forms at the Roan School in Blackheath, London SE3, I was aware of the existence of Braithwaite Camp. It had been started in 1930 by a former headmaster of the school, Mr Arthur Hope, on land which he had bought with his own money. But I was not keen on camping; during my time in ...Read full memory
My great grandfather, a Henry King, went to the grammar school in Keswick, running away at 16. His family owned a bobbin mill at Braithwaite. Henry later married Elizabethe Kyle. Henry spent his working life as a gardener in various 'big houses' working into his 80s. I would be interested to learn of any other ...Read full memory
Memories of Hope Memorial Camp--Easter 1958--thirty of us second year pupils (age 14) six fourth years and four teachers travelled from our school in Hertfordshire by coach to London Euston to go by train to Penrith. Quite an adventure, I was bitten by a dog on the train, never told my mum. At Penrith we ...Read full memory
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