The nearest hamlet was Mansel Lacy with its pretty post office (complete with dovecote). Also nearby was Yazor (with its spired church):
Image: Yazor church
Foxley valley, with its small stream and rolling hills, was a source of extra food - mushrooms, sorrel, horseradish and berries were plentiful - vital for a community still managing on war rations. It was also a paradise for children.
Fallen timber was often sawn up and used in the barrack stoves.
Image: wood sawing
Food had to be searched for carefully:
Image: shopping basket investigation
Children played safely in the woods:
Image: woods and stream
Walks were favourite pastimes for all ages, whether young...
Image: children playing
...or mixed ages (Zbigniew wearing one of his cameras)...
Image: ZP and family
...whatever the weather, in snow...
Image: Catching the bus in the snow
...(and there was a lot of snow in those days)...
Image: Posing in the snow
...or having picnics in hot sunshine.
Image: picnic in the sun
Camp residents often posed for photos on the "bendy tree":
Image: "Bendy" tree
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