On This Day 1916: Convalescing soldiers plan to grow veg between the huts at Shoreham camp.

Amongst that day’s news on Shoreham was a story that the Convalescents in khaki at Shoreham planned to turn their camp into a ‘market garden city’. Between the hutments spread across almost 350 acres of the Downs they grew vegetables. The south-facing slopes where the huts are built would have produced good crops.

View of road through East Camp. Courtesy of West Sussex County Council Library Service www.westsussexpast.org.uk
View of road through East Camp.
Courtesy of West Sussex County Council Library Service http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk

Check out the full story in the West Sussex Gazette:

West Sussex Gazette_23.3.1916

(West Sussex Gazette, 23/3/1916)
West Sussex County Council Library Service www.westsussexpast.org.uk

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