SH4236 : HMS Glendower Pwllheli in 1940

taken 78 years ago, near to Chwilog, Gwynedd, Great Britain

HMS Glendower Pwllheli in 1940
HMS Glendower Pwllheli in 1940
Photographed by my father George Baker during the time he was stationed at HMS (His Majestyís Ship) Glendower. His Royal Navy service record indicates that he was there from 23 July to 27 August 1940. During WWII the Admiralty, which had already taken over Billy Butlinís camp at Filey, asked him to construct two new camps; one in North Wales and the other in Scotland. Butlin found 150 acres of farm land on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales. In 1946 after the war, Butlin took back ownership of the camp from the Admiralty and Butlins Pwllheli was opened to the public after some reconstruction work. LinkExternal link There are no clues as to where the photograph was taken other than to suppose that the campsite might have been in a field near to Penychain railway station. This would have been convenient for personnel, housed in the tents, simply to board or leave a train when they arrived or left the site. In this photograph, the bucket under the bowl indicates a primitive washing facility.
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Date Taken
August 1940   (more nearby)
Saturday, 7 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 42 36 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.1676N 4:20.5907W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 42 36
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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