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Melandra Dormitory, Amber Valley Camp School, Woolley Moor, Alfreton, 1954

In 1954 the children came to Amber Valley Camp School from schools in Derby or Nottingham. Some children stayed for a month at a time, sometimes with one or two of their own teachers. Occasionally a child would stay for two months, if their circumstances warranted it. All the six dormitories had Derbyshire place names. The flooding of the valley in 1958 to create the Ogston Reservoir completely su…