The postcard below is from 10th November 1914 and is of a training camp at the Danes, (now the recreation ground east of Dover above Connaught Park.) The men who trained here would have been preparing to go to the Western Front, they could have travelled out through Dover but they might have first gone to Lydd to train in artillery or Deal for firing practice.

152DOV - Camp (Postcard) (Front & Back)

The Transcribed text reads:

‘Dear L. This is a birdseye view of our camp, I have marked our tent with a X. The grey horse you see is the one Mr Clard used to ride. Yours S.H.H.’

‘Miss S H Hildyard, 174 High St, Ramsgate’

We believe that the postcard about G was taken from the same location (see 5DOV)

Courtesy of D Price


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