In 1914 Herbrand Russell, the 11th Duke of Bedford applied to build a camp in Ampthill Park to train British men to fight ‘for King & Country.’
October 1914 – the Ampthill and District News reports on progress with establishing the camp. The broadsheet includes a letter inviting local men to volunteer and “join at once” –
S : Ampthill and District News. The original broadsheet is part of the Bedfordshire & Luton Archive.
The next installment to be published on 15 October 2015………
Text & photos copyright S.Hartley (2015-)