The Beach, Rogerson Hall Holiday Camp c1960, Corton
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Rogerson Hall Holiday Camp, Corton, Suffolk
I was just putting in "Rogerson Hall" on search and came across this site. Wonderful. I went to Rogerson Hall with my Mum and Dad in 1956 and 1957. In 1956, when I was 6, Dad booked the holiday and within one day of being there I developed chicken pox and we had to come home to London. I was heartbroken but to help console me, my wonderful Mum took my tin bucket on to the beach and brought me a bucket of sand to take home to London on the train; can you imagine that? I played with it for days and days. The following year, my Dad made up for the disappointment and we went back there for 2 weeks. I remember so many things as if it was yesterday. Two things I remember more than anything are: the chalets didn't have hot water so we had to go to the standpipes in the middle of the pathways each morning to get hot water and the sandmartins who... Read more
Wonderful Times at Rogerson Hall
Oh how I looked forward to my holidays at Rogerson Hall. Everyone entered into the spirit of having a great time, Friday evening was camp show night when the campers put on a show. We never sat back waiting to be entertained, we all mucked in to make our holiday great. Janet
We use to travel with our relations for one week all together, about 12 of us. I believe the price for a week for a family of four was about £5.00. We traveled with WTA coaces from Maryland Point, Stratford E15, the coach company does not seem to be mentioned on the webb anywhere? I believe they were remamed Galleon Tours. My brother and I won the fancy dress competition a couple of times dressed as the boys that didn't look before crossing the road. My father and I built winning sandcastles on the beach as the sand was brillant to form. The first thing in the morning was to collect hot water to wash via the standpipes in the centre walkway and take it back to the chalet, then to walk down to the main dining hall for breakfast. The children were entertained during the day by the camp staff. The evening entertainment was brilliant for the adults while children were asleep in chalets while wardens kept check on... Read more
Cliff Top Walks With Family
From childhood, first on family holidays and now in later years I have spent many happy times walking this cliff path from Corton to Hopton. This view remains virtually unchanged, the radar station is now a private residence and the mast long since taken down. There is erosion since your photo but the cliff top path is still accessible for now and I always look forward to holidays on this stretch of the East Coast. For those who like peace and quite this is the perfect place.
I have no memories of Corton, I was born there on sept 2nd 1959 @ Rogerson Hall, that is all I know. I did visit this year for about 1 hr as I was in the area but would like to know more about Rogerson Hall and if anybody was around at that time it would be great to here from you, thanks.
Happy Childhood Holidays
I have very happy memories of staying at Rogerson Hall Holiday Camp. We stayed here every year for two weeks in August from about 1962 to 1968. Every year my brother and I took part in the children's fancy dress competition. I can remember the fun of staying in the chalets and how neat and tidy the grounds were kept. I learnt to dance the 'Gay Gordon' with my dad and how to do the twist! My brother learnt how to fly a kite and won a tomahawk in one of the children's competitions.
I remember the sound of the skylarks who nested in the fields surrounding the camp and found it fascinating that Birds Eye grew peas in the field next door which were often harvested when we were staying there.
Oh happy days when I was a child and life was carefree!
I have very happy memories of Rogerson Hall, I started work in the buffet evenings in the summer season, from 1960-1975 approx when it closed. Working for 4 managers Wit, Carvell, Tamlyn and Auntie Mac. I would love to share my memories with others. My name is Peggy Knight.
My family originated in Suffolk and I spent many holidays there, ie at Lowestoft, Yarmouth, Gorlseton, Caister, what great memories. The beaches are brill. My family owned a farm, I believe it was at 222 Long Lane, but do you think I can find any information? So I wondered if anyone remembers the Coleman family at this address. It would be great to hear from you, or if you have any info on the lane or photos.