Ablutions Assigned for Heritage Restoration
The underground sewage system was probably installed in or around 1941 when the Camp was built. It is therefore very likely that the Army followed that line from 1947 onwards when the Camp was reassigned as a training camp. There is a match for this hut – Hut 48 – in Compound “C” of the Camp. One or both of these huts was originally fitted out with a trough through which a stream of water was flushed after use.
The story, oft repeated, is that a favourite trick was to create a tiny boat out of newspaper, set it alight, and launch it from the top of the stream, to the great dismay of the seated row of army cadets.
There is a plan (circa 202-2021) to keep Hut 68 intact and to recreate the “trough” where there are indications of the original design.
Here is the story sent in by Barrie Ayres.
|Message: (Via Google My Business) “Do you remember which hut you were in?”|
|No, but I remember the toilet was a big pipe with a seat about 3 feet a part of a small brick |
wall was in between us with a sack fabric door. When it flushed, if you not get up, your arse
got washed as well. One bright spark sent a piece of paper on fire that got you up a bit quickly.