Lichfield Circuit: Recreation Huts on Lichfield Circuit

WW1 Huts

‘There was a sudden rash of ex-army huts being erected, especially by the Primitive Methodists, for use as recreation centres in predominantly mining villages.  On the Primitive Methodist Lichfield Circuit huts were erected at Clayhanger, Norton Canes, Walsall Wood, Chase Terrace, Leighswood and Brownhills West.  All these were erected in 1920’. From Revival to Reunion, Methodism on Cannock Chase 1738-1932, Charles Goodwin (1996)

I am a volunteer researcher on a project tracing the history of the WW1 camps on Cannock Chase and would love to hear from anyone who has any  information, photographs or memories of these huts which may have been from Cannock Chase camp and could have been in use until quite recently.

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  • Please see Brownhills Bob’s Brownhills Blog..there are images of huts at Brownhills West, Clayhnager…If you would please email me as above I will give you much more info…..the huts were transported by rail ..”Takaroo” express to local chapels etc… from the WW1 camps at Brocton…please contact me when convenient

    kind regards

    David Evans

    By David Evans (20/08/2017)

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