Those early months of my stay in the army hut
were an unforgettable experience of sharing with Frank Sargeson (I learned to call him Frank) details of our lives, ideas and feelings, the reading of books, the evenings playing chess (which he taught me) or of my listening to the conversation between Frank and his many friends who came to dinner.
We lived in Army huts
from 1945 to 1946 and were rehoused nearly five years later.
Work on demolishing the Army hut
could start at the end of the year, with building taking about six months.
It's hard to imagine that when George Bryan OBE and his wife Vera, first arrived at Drayton Manor in October 1949 with their 15-month-old son Colin, there was nothing but 4ft high brambles, mounds of rubbish and old army huts
The new book records the demise of Blyth Grammar School, the town's shipyard, and tells of the taking over of the army huts
on Blyth Links by angry homeless ex-soldiers.
The couple bought the derelict Peel Estate for PS12,000 in October 1949, complete with brambles, mounds of rubbish, old army huts
They first arrived at the site near Tamworth on October 16 1949 to find the land covered with 4ft-high brambles, rubbish and old army huts
My friends and I went to a centre near Winchester which slept eight to 10 of us in old army huts
A meeting at the All Saints Church Hall in 1946 was needed to recreate the team which used Army huts
to change in before moving to the Ship Hotel.
The world's finest athletes were billeted in school dormitories, youth hostels and even redecorated Army huts
, sleeping in lines of iron-framed beds on linoleum floors.
1921: With the school still expanding World War One army huts
were acquired - and the girls were still using them in 1953.
He later reclaimed an old stone sink and toilet from ex-Second World War army huts
The couple first arrived at the 80-acre site near Tamworth 64 years ago today, October 16, 1949, and the land was covered with 4fthigh brambles, mounds of rubbish and old army huts
Mr Bryan, OBE, and wife Vera bought the derelict Peel Estate for PS12,000 in October 1949 - complete with brambles, mounds of rubbish, old army huts
It was a new one recently built, and composed of Army huts
laid out and erected according to the latest ideas in modern efficiency.