SA/Q Q Camps Committee (including Hawkspur Camp)
In 1939, as Q Camps Honorary Secretary Marjorie Franklin primed her canvas to paint the view from her hotel window in Crete (see "View from the windwow of bedroom (11) Hotel Minos"), staff and camp members put their weekly contribution into the Camp Fund, with bed fines adding up to £0/1/6 and extra fines for two of the members - fines which would have been imposed by the Camp Council. Wireless hire and accumulator re-charging, paid for from the Camp Fund, presumably made it possible for the members to keep in touch with world affairs. Did the BBC do anything to celebrate Princess Elizabeth's birthday? Did the members pick it up on the Camp wireless?
In the regular Camp Bulletin for March 30th, 1939, David Wills notes:"We recently had a visit from the head of a Teachers' Training College. He stayed the night, and attended a Camp Council. Afterwards he wrote and said "To get that discipline without compulsion is a supreme achievement and I admired every bit of your work." I quote this because it congratulates us on something which we have never claimed for ourselves. We always say that the chief virtue of our system of shared responsibility lies in its educational value to the members, and that it may not be a very efficient form of government. We are very glad to find that it seems also to be an efficient disciplinary method."
For this and more, see: SA/Q 15.4: Q-Camps News Bulletins