The barracks were one storey military barracks divided into living accommodation of kitchen, 2 bedrooms, sitting room and toilet. The walls were of large hollow single blocks (often painted by occupants to show the joins - see photos). The ceiling was the roof. The barracks were arranged in lines up the valley running from nearby Mansel Lacy to Yazor.
The photo shows barracks in the background:
Image: Children play by barracks
Each contained a stove with a chimney pipe running up to the roof:
Image: camp stove in each barrack
Occupants often built a porch...
Image: Outside a typical barrack with added porch
...cultivated small garden plots...
Image: Inspecting a camp garden
...supplemented by the odd goat...
...or chickens kept in coops (as in the background here):
Image: Children by a chicken run
Wealthier camp residents saved up for a car...
Image: One of the first cars in the camp
...and many made use of herring barrels after eating the contents!
Image: PLaying with a herring barrel
Tin tubs were used for bathing kids (the tub is on an old ammunition box, the kettle on the stove)
Image: bathtime in a tub
Image: bath tub on ammunition box
As residents left Foxley, barracks were rented out to other needy people (e.g. Irish families) or simply demolished.
Image: Barrack ruins
Blocks of barracks were connected with covered corridors, often with walls going half way or right up to the corridor roof
Image: Posing by the barrack corridors
Each barrack living unit had a coal bunker by the front door...
Image: Posing by the coal bunker!
...and small gardens between barracks (the Manor is in the background).
Image: Chatting in the garden (Manor in distance)
Details of the barrack construction and layout can be seen in some photos
Image: Prams in front of barracks
Image: Two in a pram - barracks behind
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