I went to Dukes House Wood camp school at Easter of 1968. A whole group of us from the Boys' Grammar School in Gateshead (Avenue Road) went there. Most of us were in Oaks dormitory. I ...Read full memory
Hi my name is linda noble I was born in milling st it was great all my family lived round there as well my nana snowdon nana ridley granny curran auntie kathleen cousin pat aunty ...Read full memory
I attended this camp about 6 times when I was at St John Fisher School, Gateshead in the early 60's. A school from Middlesboro would also have been at the camp. I have only fond ...Read full memory
Mr Scott was Head Master. Very much run on Military lines, but have good memoriies of that time. I was in Beeches house, my younger brother was there too. Anyone from that era out there and want to share the good old days with Chilton?
My recollection of a dance that was arranged in the sports hall made me and another lad George Bishop decide to abstain from the proceedings as I think at the ...Read full memory
I was interested to read the memories of those who attended this school during the war years because the headmaster, whose name was mentioned, was my father, Bill Scott. At ...Read full memory
My school was one of the first to go to Dukeshouse Wood Camp School just outside Hexham. This was in November 1945 shortly after the Second World War with the ...Read full memory
I am now 83. When I was 11 I was a pupil at Dukes house. I visited there yesterday and remembered the happy times; I remember Mr Scott, the Headmaster, a well liked man by all of us. ...Read full memory
It was 1941 or 42 - I was 6 or 7 then. I was a quiet kid, shy, only child. We lived in Walker, close to the Navel Yard. My dad was RAF in North Africa and Mom worked ...Read full memory
Hello Alan, I was interested in your comments about the camp. Are you sure you were there in 1940? I was trying to see the rest of your article but somehow I couldn't get the rest of ...Read full memory
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