SU9558 : Stafford Lake

near to Bisley, Surrey, Great Britain

Stafford Lake
Stafford Lake
The Princess Christian Homes at Stafford Lake, on the edge of Bisley Common, were established in 1900 as a convalescent home for troops returning from the Boer War. They are named after Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, Queen Victoria's sixth child, who lost a son in the Boer War, as did Field Marshal Lord Roberts, C-in-C of the British Forces in South Africa. Together, realising that something had to be done for men returning disabled from the war, they set up the Soldiers and Sailors Help Society in 1899 (now part of SSAFA Forces Help). The land for the homes was donated by Lord Pirbright and the buildings were constructed as a gift from the Building Trades Federation of England. They are currently undergoing major building work.
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Wednesday, 28 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 950 581 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.8455N 0:38.2987W
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