School Educational Camping Trip - a Memory of Chelwood Gate.

It was in the 1950's I was at Old Oak junior school E.Acton when i went on the trip,there was old army barracks there all in a line along the path into the camp,and the entrance had gates.I used to get chocolate from the tuck shop there with money my family sent me.We used to go into the woods and study leaves from different trees and put them in an exercise book,and we were awarded a shield if we won as the best behaved kids and hard working,I failed in fact my school failed.Great times for me.I think it was a pre-training exercise for the services.I used to make spears and go into the woods there with my friends and hunt snakes to spear.I remember the swimming pool,it was rectangular then.We also had a football team.Thank you very much for these memories.

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