YMCA Hut, Wimbledon Camp, Wimbledon Common

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Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​17_​1-23
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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.

Notice the lengthy bayonet attached to the end of the sentry’s rifle. This was intended for hand to hand combat in the event of a close encounter with the enemy

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