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Trevornick Holy Well 1937, Holywell Bay

Trevornick Holy Well 1937, Holywell Bay
 
 

Trevornick Holy Well 1937, Holywell Bay Ref: 88238A

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Entrance to Penhale Camp c1960, Holywell Bay
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Since the early 1960s my parents began taking the family to stay at the home of John and Sheila Penna, and they eventually created the Pennasville holiday homes. When at Taunton School in circa 1965 I stayed at the camp with the school's CCF brigade! I got bitten by some bug one night in the ear, and was confined back to Penhale and missed all the agony of marches and camping. But it was in 2002 that I had the chance to return in more style, staying up at Ligger House at the top of the hill.

I was organising an away weekend for the employees of a company I worked for. It was one of the most memorable weeks in my life, organising the mass catering with my girlfriend and girls from the company. With the help of Penhale's now retired camp Commander, Barry, we organised surfing, clay pigeon shooting, rifle shooting, abseilling and a disco on the headland with Diddy David Hamilton.

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Penhale Camp c1960, Holywell Bay
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Used to ride our ponies from Perranporth to Newquay, the only obstacle in our way was the Army camp at Penhale. We solved the problem by jumping the fence riding past numeroous tents and exiting by the Holywell gate. Wonder if any of those camped there remember us.

Annual Camp With 39th Signal Regiment at Penhale

Entrance to Penhale Camp c1960, Holywell Bay
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Penhale Camp is situated towards the northern end of Penhale Sands and the Ministry of Defence owns this which is used as an army training area.

In the summer of 1969 I had just transferrred to 39th Signal Regiment and was billeted at this camp which I remember as really great! Excellent summer weather helped of course. Off duty hours allowed time for sand, sea and surfing!! Our training activities included firing with the old 762 self-loading rifles and familiarisation with helicopter flights over water.

After a couple of weeks here I had sunburn from the exposure to Cornwall sun and ringing ears from the rifles.

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