From the Archives – Accounts of the Original Camps – Lord Somers Camp and Power House


From the Archives – Accounts of the Original Camps

Two LSC&PH members hit the jackpot last week! Danj and Umma Beadman discovered a treasure trove of 1930s newspapers hidden under carpet, during renovations of their own house. How they got there is a mystery, but the articles are chock full of first-hand accounts of the original Lord Somers Camp at Anglesea, and Lady Somers’ community spirit. Many of the founding principles of Lord Somers Camp & Power House echo strongly throughout the articles and photos. There is an emhpasis on the fun and frivolity among the 80 young men from diverse social backgrounds. One particular quote seems timeless, as though it could have been written in 2020.

“One of the things that has most impressed me is the way every youth appears as if he has known his companions for years. Everyone must hope this movement will be successful and the inaugurators deserve the greatest credit”.

With 91 years of creating a stronger, more inclusive society through service to others, we reckon our movement has been successful.

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