Monthly Archives: December 2008

Sandhill Park Hospital – Somerset

Sandhill Park was built in 1720 and was lived in until 1913. In 1919 the Somerset County Council bought the house and converted it into a home for handicapped children. During WW2 it was used as a hospital/camp by the … Continue reading

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HMS Royal Arthur – Wiltshire

HMS Royal Arthur was one of the Royal Navy’s shore establishments – similar to HMS Ganges but on a smaller scale. The site at Corsham opened in 1947 after moving from Skegness (the Butlins holiday camp was used during WW2). … Continue reading

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