Category Archives: Carriage driver

The Little Red Trike Part 1

Feminism has always been a strange concept to me. I never grew up thinking that women were an underclass who were being exploited by men. My mother was certainly not a downtrodden house wife without a mind of her own. … Continue reading

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At the End of the Day

My big brother, Dennis John Camp, was born over nineteen years before me in 1935. He enjoyed four idyllic years as the literally blue-eyed son of two loving parents. He grew up running free on the farm and spending many … Continue reading

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The Hat in the Track Lane Part 2

I was born on the cusp of the tractor replacing horses on the farm particularly because we had a lot of overlap on Camps Farm. Dad was really a horseman and would happily have continued using them but they just … Continue reading

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The Bull in The Bathroom Part 3

The German invasion of Guernsey in 1940 was a dark time for Islanders but it also showed how people rise to the occasion and demonstrate remarkable courage and adaptability. Mum and Dad were making hay at the Blanc Bois when … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Horses Part 3

So many horses and so little time to blog. I’ve told the story of Punch in a different post under a different heading but I should have started with a tale of four horses because Punch certainly rated as one … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Horses Part 2b

Now Kitty after the ear incident was not a very nice horse. I’m pleased to report her change of nature didn’t last long and she soon returned to being a horse who had no problem being ridden bareback by up … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Horses Part 2

Kitty was always called the French Mare having been brought to Guernsey by the German invaders. I don’t know how Dad got hold of her and when but I do know she was one of those special horses whose memory … Continue reading

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