Recreation Room, Army Camp, Wimbledon Common

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Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​17_​1-7
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Notes / History At Wimbledon Camp, the YMCA offered servicemen a range of comforts including books and newspapers, a card table, snooker, gramophone music and a varied entertainment programme.

Pictured here is the Recreation Room, allowing soldiers at the camp to have a break from drill.

Notice the blackboard advertising a potential sing-along. In addition to the standard forms of recreation, local organisations provided the troops with a changing programme of entertainment, often based in church halls and private homes.

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