I’m an academic interested in lifelong learning. Keen on social justice, history, the environment, rugby, cinema, music, theatre, reading, hills, real ale, and a small Scotswoman. I Tweet as @John__Field

Filming for BBC at Langdale End, a 30s government unemployed camp

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  1. I have been researching Larbreck Gardens, Garstang Road, Lancs – PR3 0XS – old site with chalets dating back to 1934 – there were 30-40 of them. It’s now a licenced caravan site, but 25 of the chalets remain, with fenced curtilage, and annexed to the ground.
    I drew a blank through the usual local sources of social history.
    It was called Larbreck Camp and the bus stop is still referred to by that name! When I came across your website, looking for the definition of “Camp 1930s”, it was an exciting discovery.
    I had no knowledge of the Ministry of Labour’s Instructional Centres for unemployed men.
    Do you have any information that Larbreck was such a Camp? I would like to find more information and photos, if possible, if you could point me in the right direction! Thank you for your most interesting research and for sharing it.
    Regards Barbara

      • Thanks. Can’t think of any other reason why it would be called Camp and have so many buildings erected in a remote rural area. Will continue search of local papers. Barb

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