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This was held during the school holidays, near Kirkcudbright, Scotland, for about 2 weeks under tents. An advance party ("Foragers") used to go first and set everything up then the main body went via train from Keighley station. I seem to remember going twice and one time took my bike which was very useful as "civilisation" was quite a way off. We used to get washed in a stream and when going to the toilet (a bucket in a hut) it was referred to as going to the "Swanee" - why I never found out. The tents in 1939 look identical to those in 1962!



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TitleThumbYearDescriptionCredit
KEIGHLEY CAMP, KIRKCUDBRIGHT 1930POST CARD OF CAMP HUT AND SEASHOREDEREK A NEWISS
Group at KBGS School Camp 1937 1937A small group at School Camp and identificationJohn Anthon Kidd (Son)
Fred Kidd at KBGS School Camp 1937 - 39 1937Fred Kidd and Wife to be, Joyce Binns, in 1937. Engaged 1940 and Married 1942John Anthon Kidd (Son)
Group at KBGS School Camp 1937 1937A small group at School Camp near Kircudbright detailed on image (3)John Anthon Kidd (Son)
Article in Keighley News 1938Article in Keighley News (Aug 23, 2007) by Ian DewhirstKeighley News
Group photo 1939This was held during the school holidays, near Kirkcudbright, Scotland, for about 2 weeks under tents.Tom Bell
Postcard home from Kirkcudbright 1939Dear All, I received your letter this a.m. Yesterday my left pedal came out of the crank, the thread was done, so I had to get another which cost 1/9. The weather is rather blustery but fine. Colin. (Probably 1939)Colin Firth
Ross Island 1939Kirkcudbright, ScotlandColin Firth
Nunmill Bridge 1939Kirkcudbright, ScotlandColin Firth
Tent 8 & occupants 1939Tent 8 & occupantsColin Firth
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