I’m really pleased that site visitors continue to add details about the Long Branch Army Camp

Screen shot of Image 12, Sketch of military training barracks, p. 35, from archaeological assessment (report of July 25, 2013) of Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project. Click on image to enlarge it; click again to enlarge it further.

Screen shot of Image 12, Sketch of military training barracks, p. 35, from archaeological assessment (report of July 25, 2013) of Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project. Image is from Weeks, V.M., Volume 1 of Lakeview: More Than Just Land 1804-1939 (1990), p. 96. Click on image to enlarge it; click again to enlarge it further.

A recent comment from Don Walton, at a post entitled History of Long Branch, notes that his wife Jeanette Walton attended Shep School in the Long Branch Army Camp. He asks if I have any information on this school. He adds: “She still has her School Report Cards.”

I mention this discussion by way of bringing attention to it. The discussion continues as follows:

Jeannette Walton adds in a separate message: “My Husband Don resided in GECO Scarborough and also Little Norway behind the Maple Leaf Ball Stadium next to Tip Top Tailors.”

In a reply comment, I have noted:

Yes, I do have some information on Shep School. I will post such information at this website in the future. It will take some time.

A good way to get familiar, with what has been posted to date, is by checking out the posts at this link:

Long Branch Army Camp

An interesting note from a post entitled Norah Shaw has shared with us some great Long Branch Army Camp photos reads:

I looked up SHEP to see if I could find out what it stood for.
S-soldiers
H-housing
E-emergency
P-project
early to mid 1940’s

[It may be noted that the last letter “P” may refer to “Project” or it may refer to “Premises,” as in the map at the top of the page.]

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I’m really pleased, as I note at the above-mentioned comment, to be learning more about the Shep School, from site visitors who have a direct or indirect connection to it.

 

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  1. Garry Burke
    Garry Burke says:

    Interesting. I always wondered what those initials stood for. When we lived in the Army Camp, October ’48 until August ’49, our mailing address was Hut 7 Apt 5 SHEP. When we moved to the Staff House, just across Lakeshore Rd, our new mailing address was Apt D 21 SHEP.

    But “early to mid1940s?” That’s puzzling. They were army barracks. No “emergency ” there. The emergency came after the war, when there was chronic housing shortage in the city, families were being evicted, and city officials had to do something. Did similar housing developments like GECO, Little Norway, and Stanley Barracks have similar postal acronyms?

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