I was born in Gillingham, in Windmill Road, 1942 and moved in 1946/7 to the disused Army Camp in Maidstone Road.  There I stayed until my parents obtained a council house in Gillingham in about 1955.  I attended the Primary School at 'The Camp' under the headmastership of Mr Rivers.  I would be so grateful if you have any information or photographs of 'The Camp' - especially of the school - as it seems to have entirely disappeared!
Thank you,
Stuart McIntosh


#6 Doreen Campbell re june 2014-10-12 14:46
I also went the camp school in Maidstone rd Rainham, I was known as June Campbell and lived in Orchard St,
I also remember Stanlel Horn he used to ilive in Edwin Rd,
I also think my Brother Colin went to the same school and he was friends with Stanley,
I certainly remember Mr a Burrowso
#5 Sheila O'Neill nee Plume 2014-06-22 17:25
I went to the Camp School.1947-1949. I remember the little gardens we used to do and the haystacks we used to play on. I seemed to recall either the Headmaster or our teacher was called Mr.Burroughs. Fond memories of my time there but not of a boy called Stanley Hornwho had a glass eye and used to take it out with a hair pin when we were eating our dinner.
#4 Mary Cooley 2014-06-03 21:40
I also went to the Camp School and have just sent a class photo to the website email address. I started at the Camp School in 1951 at the age of 5. I lived in Harvey Road at the time, my maiden name was Hunt. If the site owner puts up the photo and you recognize yourself do get in touch. Nora, I did like the tapioca pudding and school milk, I was always hungry in those days!
#3 Nora 2013-12-14 14:59
The Rainham woods full of Blue Bells in Apri.
#2 Nora Spenceley 2013-09-15 15:46
I was born on Robets Road and lived on Thames Ave - before my family moved to the states I attended the camp school, but hated the tapioca pudding and refused to eat it. I had to sit there for what seemed hours.
#1 chris woolgar 2013-07-06 21:42
I moved to rainham in1948 from gravesend me my brother went to school at the camp school me in1950 at the age of 5 years. then in 1952 me my family moved to twidall' wot i do remember as a allways hungry kid was the wonderfall ginger cake the cooks would pass the kids out the side window. and rainham woods that went on for ever all the way to maidstone . wot wonderfall times for a kid.

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