1952 Ilford Schools Camp
Photos taken by Tony Gocke
Eric Winters, Glyn Bragg, Colin Price, David Morton.
Roy Goulden, Mike Wiseman
Glynn Bragg, Eric Winters, Willie Hall, Roy Goulden
David Morton, Colin Price, Keith Waller
Roy Goulden, Glynn Bragg, Colin Beck, Mike Wiseman
David Morton, Willie Hall
From the Headmaster’s Review in the Mayfield Magazine
A special word of praise is due to the ten boys who made up the Mayfield Party at the Schools Camp in Ireland during August. Two officials of the Camping Association have since informed me that, although our boys were unfortunately without their own master, their general conduct and sense of responsibility were outstanding. (Stan Frankland’s mother died a few days before we were due to leave, making it impossible for him to come with us.)
The following article, written by an unnamed member
of the party, appeared in the same magazine
Ten Mayfield boys went with the Ilford Schools Camping Association to their annual camp, which this year was at Rosslare, a little village near Wexford in Eire. The camp was pitched about a hundred yards from the beach which was called Rosslare Strand. This was a stretch of beach, which surrounded a wide bay and was about three miles in length. The sand was very fine and there were many sand dunes, some of which were very large. We had some enjoyable times on them. The weather, on the whole was fairly good to us. On one day it is true, there was a storm, when we all had to go out in the pouring rain, wearing bathing costumes, to dig trenches around our tents. Apart from that the weather did not prevent us from having a good time. In the work of the camp, we all had to take our turn at providing food for the others in the camp and doing daily fatigues. These did not prevent from making frequent trips to the village to buy sweets, which were not rationed. We were always able to play football or any games at any times we wished, and we could go swimming when we wished, provided we were accompanied by a master. On the whole we had a thoroughly good time and were very sorry when we had to come home.
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