SK0015 : Great War Hut

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Hednesford, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Great War Hut
Great War Hut
The original WW1 barracks hut was previously used as a village hall. At the start of the Great War in 1914 two military camps were built on Cannock Chase to accommodate 40,000 soldiers. The troops were housed in wooden huts such as this. After the war they were sold off with many used as village halls and storage sheds. A number are known to survive. The 'Great War Hut' depicts life in the camp and a topographic model of the camps.
Army Camps on Cannock Chase
For more information on the First World War camps on Cannock Chase see
John M's article on Geograph LinkExternal link
and on Staffordshire Past Track LinkExternal link
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SK0015, 59 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 21 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Former (from Tags)
Barracks 
Primary Subject of Photo
Military Relic 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0042 1530 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.1201N 1:59.7131W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0041 1530
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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