If you're looking for the official Folk Camps Society web site,
that's great, click
here. If not, then welcome to the unofficial archive of folk
camps past where you'll find memories of fantastic holidays spent
together learning and sharing folk, song, music and dance.
The photographs start almost at the beginning, in
the dark ages of chemical toilets and gas lighting. This isn't an
accurate record - there are missing years and
venues. There are probably lots of mistakes too. The Unidentified
section is also worth a visit if you folk camped back in the 1970s.
The quality of many of the images is poor, but they are the best pictures we have from some
camps, or they were scanned uploaded in the early days of the web when
everyone was on dial-up.. So
if you have other photographs which you would like to add to this
collection - or better quality versions - especially from the early
years, I would be grateful to receive them. Don't forget to state the place and year of the camp and
any identifiable folk campers.
Folk Camps is still going
strong and every year new generations are learning all about our
traditional folk heritage by attending. We now have the
great-grandchildren of the early pioneers taking part, dancing, singing
and playing in the band.
If you enjoyed folk camping in the past, then why not come and join us
Sue Malleson (née Ginn)