WW2 relics at Stainton Grove Military Camp, Barnard Castle, DL12 8UJ, UK

People who were at Streatlam - Ken Keld

The first occupants
1946 aerial photograph of Stainton and Blackbeck Camps
A post war plan of Stainton Camp
Military Heritage Trail
Stainton Grove - The Military Camp
Barnard Castle - A Military Town
Royal Armoured Corps - From Stainton Grove to El Alamein
Life on the Home Front
Stainton Grove Military Camp - After the War
Gilbert Knott - 1946 Photographs
People who were here - Ray Smith
People who were here - Brian Nimick
People who were here - Walter Cowans and family
People who were here - Mike Rolls and family
First four civilian families 1979
People who were here - Eddie Connelly
People who were here - Martin McKechnie
People who were here - Len Rogers
People who were here - Mrs Deasey
People who were here - Neil Turner
People who were here - Mike Linden
People who were here - Edward George Howard
People who were here - Joan Leslie
People who were here - Josef Dagner
People who were here - Alan Armstrong
People who were here - Fred Burgess
People who were here - Ray Turner
People who were at Barford - Frank Barry
People who were at Barford - George Yalden
People who were at Barford - Barrie Corkill
People who were at Streatlam - George Carpenter and John Smailes
People who were at Streatlam - Terry Rourke-
People who were at Streatlam - Eddie Wolfenden
People who were at Streatlam - Ken Keld
People who were at Streatlam - Tom Waller
People who were at Streatlam - Stan Sudron
People who were in the area - A. Leslie Palmer
People who were in the area - Tomas Morgan
People who were in the area - Nigel Fletcher
Local Memories - Margaret Teward
St. Mary's R.C. School
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Blackbeck POW Camp
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 The 2nd Battalion Green Howards served at Streatlam Camp from May 1952 until April 1953 when they went to Suez  

The !st Battalion served at Humbleton Camp late 1952 when they returned from Malaya and at Streatlam Camp early sixties, also the1st battalion The Duke of Wellingtons

Regiment also served at Streatlam Camp in the sixties; I will get you the approx dates later.

I myself was one of the first to be stationed with the 2nd GH in 52 before going to Korea with the Dukes.

I loved being at Barnard Castle and still visit when at all possible.


Yours Faithfully,

Ken Keld ( Vice chairman 2nd Batt Branch )


The 2nd battalion DLI were stationed at Deerbolt 1952.


The Green Howards did a parade at Deerbolt September 1952 for General Sir William Slim.

The 2nd Battalion Green Howards served at Streatlam Camp from 22nd April 1952 to 2nd April 1953.


The 1st Battalion Green Howards served at Humbleton Camp from November 1952 to March 1953.


The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers served at Deerbolt Camp from October 1952 to ?


A Company 2nd Green Howards, Streatlam Camp, 1952.  
I am 3rd in the 3rd row from front L/H side.



Over the years I have tried to find out those regiments that served at Streatlam camp as I am interested in the military.


I am the founder member of The North East Area of British Korean Veterans of which I am chairman of the Scarborough & Ryedale Branch, vice chairman of the 2nd Battalion branch Green Howards and secretary of the Pickering branch.


I enjoyed being stationed at Streatlam Camp especially the summer months training on Cotherstone Moor; it helped with my being a country lad and not town.  The route marches were through all the villages such as Lartington, Cotherstone, Romaldkirk and Eggleston and up to the top of Woodland and back down to Staindrop.  Another route we took was by Little Newsham and Cleatlam.  We also did training at Hawsley Hill and passing The Little Brown Jug at Kinninvie with our tongues out.


I left Barnard Castle late 1952 to go to Korea with The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment and returned to the Green Howards at Richmond in April 1954, although it is 60 years since I was stationed at Streatlam I still love going back for a look round also to Broomielaw station or what is left of it.


The 2nd battalion have a large photographic display which is at Eden Camp, Malton.

A few years age I was talking to a member of the Glosters who served at Barnard Castle  and he said he thought Korea was desolate until he served there.

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Our heritage is who we are today; we are the only ones who can protect it.


The Memories of Stainton Grove Military Camp Project was one of a number of community-led projects along and nearby the route of the proposed South West Durham Heritage Corridor. 


The South West Durham Heritage Corridor will be a multi-user route along the former Bishop Auckland to Barnard Castle railway line. 

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The Memories of Stainton Grove Military Camp Project is being led by Stainton Grove Community Association and coordinated by Groundwork West Durham and Darlington. It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the 'Your Heritage' grant programme.


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