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- Stainton Camp, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
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- 13 June 2005
This is the concrete tank track running through what was Stainton Camp just outside Barnard Castle in County Durham. The barracks were next to this track and to the right of the picture ran the railway line to Broomielaw Station.
I live on this former army camp and want to know more about the tank tracks. Does anyone know who built them and when they were built?
We’ve had one of these tracks recognised as a public right of way and want to know more about its history. Also, we want to keep it as it is and not let part of it to be closed to allow for development. As far as we know, it is the last one open to the public around here.
The camp was built at the beginning of World War 2 along with Barford Camp, Humbleton Camp, Streatlam Camp and Westwick Camp. There was another camp on the other side of the Tees at Deerbolt.
The camp was used by the army until the early seventies and many of the buildings are still in use as part of an industrial estate.
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