By kind permission of John King, Author
By the summer of 1915 the pressure on Grove Park had become so great that it was necessary to put some of the men into billets, although this seems to have been restricted to officers at first. By the time the ASC had also taken over the LGOC bus garage at Camberwell as a reception depot while a sub-depot of Grove Park was formed at Eltham. Nevertheless there were some ‘representations’ about overcrowding. The result was the building of hutments adjacent to Coopers Lane with accommodation for 1200 men. By September Lewisham Council had undertaken to construct a new road between Baring Road and Burnt Ash Hill to service the hutments.
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