Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Troops on parade somewhere in St Albans - First World War

On Parade at St Albans
Following up his original query about the First Surrey Rifles Jeff has provided an update in the form of a photograph of the Imperial Service Battalion on parade at St Albans.  I think that they are on the flat fields beside the River Ver, below the Cathedral, where the stadium is now. In the unsharp background (select picture in new window for maximum  enlargement) there is a hillside with gardens? with trees, and in the middle are the chimneys of a house which, if I am correct, is Campbellfield, off King Harry Lane. However the house is now demolished and I can find no pictures of it to confirm (or refute) the identity. Can you help?

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