During the wartime years
the local camps held around 20,000 members of the Royal Armoured Corps. We have been
told that Stainton Camp was also the site of a GHQ Battle School.
The new married
quarters which were built after the war were called Stainton Grove.
In 1980 Stainton Grove became the property of Teesdale District Council.
In 2009 Stainton Grove and the industrial estate became the property of Durham County Council.
The other camps were at Streatlam, Barford, Humbleton and Westwick. They
were located around Broomielaw railway station. There was another camp on the
other side of the Tees at Deerbolt which
was in Yorkshire at the time.