Canteen, Army Camp, Wimbledon Common

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Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​17_​1-20
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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 canteen where the ladies of the Church Army prepared a selection of home cooked food. Given the extent of wartime food shortages, they amasses a fine selection of tinned and preserved foods.

Notice the old wind-up gramophone on the counter.

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