2014

SK0015 : Terrain Model - Brocton Camp

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Hednesford, Staffordshire, England

Terrain Model - Brocton Camp
Terrain Model - Brocton Camp
At the start of the Great War two large camps each housing 20000 men were built on the open heathland of Cannock Chase. The camps had their own power station, roads and standard gauge railway. Training was carried out on a series of rifle ranges and practice trenches. The model in one of the original wooden huts gives an idea of the scale of construction carried out through the winter of 1914 with the first battalions arriving in April 1915.

The rifle ranges, practice trenches, railway track-bed and building foundations can be found all over Cannock Chase.

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Geographical Context: Heath, Scrub Defence, Military Primary Subject: Military Infrastructure other tags: WWI Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SK0015, 64 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
John M   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 16 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 16 August, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0042 1530 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.1201N 1:59.7131W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0042 1530
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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