Braithwaite, General View c.1960

Memories of Braithwaite

Hope memorial camp left by Arthur hope in the 1920s, we left our school in London black heath at 8:30am on June 3rd 2019 and arrived at 4:30pm the same day. i was sick twice on the coach and twice in the toilets at the pit stops. i was one of 14 girls and 12 year 8 children who went on the trip (...Read full memory)

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 (...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 (...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 (...Read full memory)

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