WW1 Great War Centenary - Drill Halls

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Derbyshire


The county ranges from the rural White and Dark Peak to the Industrial Revolution settlements on the River Derwent. Surprisingly all of the surviving Drill Halls seemed to have escaped the attention of geograph contributors (until now!).

Ashbourne

SK1846 : Market Hall, Ashbourne by Nikki MahadevanArmoury in Town Hall Buildings
6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (C Company) drill station

Belper

SK3447 : Drill Hall, Clusters Road, Belper by Peter Barr SK3447 : Drill Hall, Clusters Road, Belper (2) by Peter Barr SK3447 : Belper - Drill Hall - from north by Dave Bevis SK3447 : Drill Hall, Clusters Road, Belper (3) by Peter Barr
Clusters Road
5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (F Company)

Chesterfield

SK3871 : Chesterfield - Corporation Street Nos 2 to 10 by Dave Bevis10 Corporation Street
6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (HQ and A Company)

Glossop

SK0394 : Glossop Market by Gerald England SK0393 : Glossop Market by Gerald EnglandMarket Hall
6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (D Company)

Ilkeston

SK4641 : Stanton Road and Havelock Street, Ilkeston by Peter Barr Stanton Road/Havelock Street, fragment at rear of building
5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (G Company)

Swadlincote (Church Gresley)

SK2918 : Richfield Interiors - Church Street by John M SK2918 : Richfield Interiors - Church Street by John M Church Street, Church Gresley
5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (H Company)

Staveley

SK4374 : Derbyshire Army Cadet Force, Staveley Detachment by Peter Barr, Inkersall Road
6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (F Company)

Whaley Bridge

SK0181 : Old Drill Hall, New Horwich Road by Peter Barr, New Horwich Road
6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (H Company)

Devon


Axminster

SY2998 : Old carpet factory, Silver Street, Axminster. by Chris Allen Silver Street
Devonshire Yeomanry (B Squadron) drill station
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (H Company)

also
SY2998 : Former drill hall - Chard Street by John M Chard Street, opposite United Reform Church

Bampton

SS9522 : Bampton : The River Batherm by Lewis Clarke Riverside Hall, Brook Street
1st Devon Yeomanry (A Squadron) drill station
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (E Company)

Barnstaple

SS5633 : 19 Bear Street, Lang Son House, Barnstaple by Roger A Smith 19 Bear Street, Lang Son House
Royal North Devon Hussars (HQ)

Bideford

SS4526 : Windows Direct, Trade Plastics Direct and Summerhouse Conservatories, Torridge Hill, Bideford by Roger A Smith SS4526 : Windows Direct, Trade Plastics Direct and Summerhouse Conservatories, Torridge Hill, Bideford by Roger A Smith SS4526 : Windows Direct, Trade Plastics Direct and Summerhouse Conservatories, Torridge Hill, Bideford by Roger A Smith Torridge Hill
Royal North Devon Hussars (D Squadron) drill station
6th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (C Company)

Bovey Tracey

SX8178 : Town Hall, Bovey Tracey by Derek Harper Town Hall
Royal Devonshire Yeomanry (C Squadron) drill station
5th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (G Company) drill station

Braunton

SS4836 : South Street Evangelical Church, Braunton by Roger A Smith South Street, Evangelical Church
Royal North Devon Hussars (B Squadron) drill station
6th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (G Company) section

Colyton

SY2493 : Colyton Memorial Social Club by Ray Stanton SY2493 : Colyton : Colyton Memorial Social Club by Lewis Clarke South Street
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (H Company)

Coombe Martin

SS5846 : Combe Martin village hall by Roger A Smith High Street, Village Hall
6th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (G Company)

Cullompton

ST0107 : Former drill hall - The Green (off Fore Street) by John M ST0107 : Rear of drill hall by John M The Green, passageway off Fore Street
1st Devon Yeomanry (A Squadron) drill station
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (G Company)
7th (Cyclist) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (D Company)

Exmouth

SX9980 : Number 9 Club by John M Imperial Road/St Andrews Road
1st Devon Yeomanry (B Squadron) drill station
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (D Company)
4 Wessex Brigade Royal Field Artillery (1st Devonshire Battery)drill station

Great Torrington

SS4919 : 88 New Street, Great Torrington by Roger A Smith 88 New Street
North Devon Hussars (D Squadron)

SS4919 : The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington by Roger A Smith Fore Street, Plough Arts Centre
6th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (D Company)

Holsworthy

SS3404 : Locke & Preston Veterinary Surgery, North Road, Holsworthy by Roger A Smith North Road
North Devonshire Hussars (A Squadron) drill station
6th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (B Company)

Honiton

ST1600 : The National School, Dowell Street, Honiton by David Smith Dowell Street
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (F Company)

Moretonhampstead

Photo required, Station Road, Freemason's Hall
1st Devonshire Yeomanry (C Squadron) drill station
5th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (G Company)

Ottery St Mary

Photo required, Mill Street, Costcutter, drill hall to rear
1st Devonshire Yeomanry (B Squadron)
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (F Company) drill station

Paignton

SX8860 : Paignton - Palace Theatre by Chris Talbot Palace Avenue, Public Hall
4 Wessex Brigade Royal Field Artillery (2 Devonshire Battery)

Sidmouth

SY1287 : Sidmouth Sailing Club by Anthony Vosper Esplanade
1st Devonshire Yeomanry (B Squadron) drill station
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (F Company)

South Molton

SS7125 : Tamarisk, 51 East Street, South Molton by Roger A Smith 51 East Street, 'Tamarisk'
North Devonshire Hussars (C Squadron)
6th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (E Company)

Teignmouth

SX9372 : Somerset Place, Teignmouth by Brian Clift Somerset Place
Ammunition Column 4 Wessex Brigade Royal Field Artillery drill station
1 Wessex Divisional Field Ambulance C Section RAMC
5th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (F Company)

Thorverton

Photo required, Lynch Road, Courbet Court and Drill House
1st Devonshire Yeomanry (A Squadron)

Tiverton

SS9512 : Tiverton : Army Cadet Force by Lewis Clarke SS9512 : Tiverton : Army Cadet Force by Lewis Clarke King Street, ACF building
1st Devonshire Yeomanry (A Squadron) drill station
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (E Company)

Uffculme

Photo required, Ashley Road, Drill Hall
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (G Company) drill station

Dorset


Blandford Forum

ST8806 : Blandford Forum: marketplace and town hall by Chris DownerMarket Place
Dorset Yeomanry (C Squadron)
4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (H Company)

Bridport

SY4692 : Old Drill Hall Gundry Lane by Nigel Mykura SY4692 : Old Drill Hall by Nigel Mykura Gundry Lane
Dorset Yeomanry (A Squadron) drill station
4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (A Company)

Easton,Isle of Portland

SY6972 : The Old Drill Hall by Andy Potter Easton Lane
Dorset Royal Garrison Artillery - Defended Ports (No. 3 Company)
Dorsetshire Royal Engineers (No. 1 Electric Lights Company)

Gillingham

ST8026 : Youth Centre - Cemetery Road by John M Cemetery Road, community centre
Dorset Yeomanry (D Squadron)
4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (E Company)

Lyme Regis

SY3492 : Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis by Chris Allen SY3492 : Pop in to the pop-up by Neil Owen Marine Theatre
4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (H Company) drill station

Shaftesbury

ST8623 : ACF Drill Hall - Victoria Street by John M Victoria Street
Dorset Yeomanry (D Squadron) drill station
4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (E Company) drill station

Wareham

SY9287 : Former drill hall - North Street by John M 42 North Street
Dorset Yeomanry (C Squadron) drill station
4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (B Company)

Wimborne Minster

SU0000 : Former drill hall - West Borough by John M 20 West Borough, Armoury
Dorset Yeomanry (C Squadron) drill station
4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (F Company)

Durham


Barnard Castle

NZ0516 : Barnard Castle Rugby Club - Birch Street by John M Birch Street
6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (F Company)

Blaydon

Photo required, Blaydon Bank
9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (G and H Company)

Chester-le-Street

NZ2751 : Picktree Lane Drill Hall by John M NZ2751 : Picktree Lane Drill Hall and Cottage by John M Picktree Lane
8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (C Company)
Northern Cyclist Battalion (D Company)

Crook

NZ1635 : Crofts Social Club by John M Croft Lane, Crofts Social Club
6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (D Company)

Gateshead

Photo required, Liddell Terrace, St Chads Centre
Northumberland Brigade (HQ Company)
Northumberland Divisional Transport and Supply Column ASC

Houghton-le-Spring

NZ3450 : Former Drill Hall on Henry Street by John M NZ3450 : Former Drill Hall on Henry Street (2) by John M NZ3450 : Drill Hall Cottage on Henry Street by John M Henry Street
8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (G Company)

Quebec

NZ1743 : Village Hall, Quebec, County Durham by Ayre Front Street, Village hall
8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (H Company)

KML

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