17th Nottingham Boys' Brigade - Skegness Camp - 1900
The second annual Beeston Boys' Brigade camp was held in Skegness from 7th-14th July 1900. An advance party set up the
camp on the previous day, Friday 6th July, before the main party arrived by train on Saturday 7th. The camp was under the
command of Stephen Strachan Rogers, assisted by five other officers, with 36 other ranks.
The Advance Party - Friday, 6th July 1900
(Lt to Rt)Colour Sergeant Burnham, Staff Sergeant Solloway, Corporal Lokes,
Sergeant Coxon, Capt Stephen Strachan Rogers, Private Eliott, Corporal Burnham
Waiting for and Boarding the Train at Victoria Station, Nottingham - Saturday, 7th July 1900
Preparing and Drinking Tea on Arrival
The Orderlies (Capt Stephen Strachan Rogers, standing extreme left)
The "Quartermistress"(left) and The Canteen (right) - with Staff Sergeant F Solloway in charge
The Commanding Officer's Staff - Capt Rogers, Bugler and Secretary(left) and The Officers (right)
The NCOs - with Capt Stephen Strachan Rogers (standing at back, third from right)
Number 2 Tent - Lieutenant A W T Ebblewhite, Officer-in-Charge (standing right)
Others, lt to rt : Staff Sgt F Frettingham, Sgt. W Coxon, Cprl Lother, Drummer T Oldham, Drummer J Orme, Bugler Burrows, Prvt J Paling
Number 3 Tent - Lieutenant Atkinson, Officer-in-Charge (standing centre, at back)
Others, lt to rt : Band Instructor Reddish, Band Sgt. Priest, Prvt Bowlyer, Bugler Fisher, Ptvt. W Wright, Prvt. Boden, I Lee
Number 4 Tent - Lieutenant Collin, Officer-in-Charge (sitting centre, at back)
Others, lt to rt - Standing : Bugler Taft, Sgt. Lowe, Cprl. Torrence, Bugler Timmins. Sitting : Ptvt. Arthur Peel, Prvt. Stevenson
Number 5 Tent - Lieutenant Smith, Officer-in-Charge (standing on right, at back). Staff Sgt. Ratcliffe, standing second right
Others, lt to rt - Cprl. O Spray, Prvt, H Jones, Prvt W Elliott, Bugler E Harper, Ptvt. J Cunnington, Sgt. Speed
Number 6 Tent - Captain Stephen Strachan Rogers, Officer-in-Charge (standing centre)
Others, lt to rt - Standing : Colour Sgt. A Burnham, Cprl. J Burnham. Sitting : Bugler J H Solloway, Ptvt. O Grinditch, Bugler J Waller, Prvt. H Barker
On Thursday, 12th July, the camp paraded for inspection by "Lieutenant A J A Butler RHR" - probably Arthur Joynes Butler (1845-1921), the
Nottingham industrialist & philantropist.
And, the day's visitors were entertained at the Camp Concert which followed.
These excellent images are reproduced from a photograph album which was put together at the time, including captions and names, by Stephen
Strachan Rogers. It remained with him until his death in 1962 and was then retained within the family. We are very grateful that his great-niece,
Alison Hollingsworth, realising its local importance, has now kindly made it available.
As always, we welcome comments any further information.
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