“They try to make us as happy as they can here, some gentleman from Suffolk send us fags, and they have concerts once a week and sports on Sundays once a month.”
Edmund Goodchild , 17 November 1914. (Quote Credit 2).
As well as training, keeping up troop morale was essential at the bleak and often muddy Shoreham Army Camp. Sports, music, cinema and other entertainments were used to occupy the free time of the men.
Stan Ward, former soldier of Shoreham Camp, sings Tipperary in the 1980’s. Courtesy of Patricia Gardner.