Another great addition to fuel Full Circle’s film search.
Les Humphries worked at JCB (see the JCB toy in the photograph) and was a keen amateur film maker.
He filmed many local events including the Uttoxeter Carnival and the Rocester Carnival and football match, dating back to 1977. He also filmed
family outings to London, Torquay, Torquay railway station, Torquay beach and Denbury Camp.
Whilst in the army, Les was based at Denbury Camp, near Newton Abbot which was built on a former aerodrome. Building commenced in May 1939 and was completed on the 15th August 1939. The first soldiers to be based there were members of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and they marched into the newly christened Rawlinson Barracks and 19 days later war was declared.
For more information on the Full Circle project or to find your nearest participating group please contact:
Curator: Lucie Kerley
call 0116 252 5931 / 07919 896505