SU9594 : Army camp at Bowers Farm in 1928

taken 90 years ago, near to Coleshill, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Army camp at Bowers Farm in 1928
Army camp at Bowers Farm in 1928
Photographed by my father George Baker while he was staying in the camp. From an aerial perspective, it seems probable that the camp was based in the field to the northwest of the farm as it is, today, bounded by tall trees on its western boundary. My father was 17 at the time he took the photograph and attending SP9907 : Berkhamsted Collegiate School: The Lych Gate which had a CCF (Combined Cadet Force) and would have organised a summer camp for boys who wished to attend, probably in August. He identified this view as The Lines, Mytchett OTC (Officers Training Corps) camp so I assume he had attained this rank. Bowers Farm would have been within easy reach of the school, bearing in mind that the roads would not have had the surfaces we are used to nowadays.
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SU9594, 16 images   (more nearby )
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John Baker   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
August 1928   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9525 9452 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.4856N 0:37.4950W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9529 9452
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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