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‘His school will be open every day, excepting Sunday and Saturday evening, from the rouse bugle to the breakfast one, from 11 o’clock till dinner hour; and after dinner till evening parade, from 1st October to the 1st of April, the winter season, for two hours before taptoo. At the intervals, when for one hour the school is not likely to be occupied by the men of the regiment, the schoolmaster is to give instruction to the children; this to be regulated by circumstances &c. by the commanding officer for this occasion.’

Regulations for the Rifle Corps. Formed at Blatchinton Barracks under the command of Colonel Manningham 25th August 1800

Learning from the cradle to the grave

One of the guiding principles of the Shorncliffe Trust is to promote learning for every one.

Educational Statement:

“Shorncliffe has been enveloped by local, national and world history for over 200 years. Thousands of ordinary people from across the world have during the course of these two centuries come to Shorncliffe and its surrounding area. They have lived, loved, worshipped, fought and died at Shorncliffe.”

“The Educational vision for Shorncliffe is to provide all who come here with an immersive experience that deepens their awareness of the significant local national and world events, in which Shorncliffe has played a part. Through this experience, the student, visitor or researcher will be encouraged to question their own thoughts and previous conceptions, hopefully encouraging them to develop new ideas and theories.  Using a cultural approach, the story of the community that resided within Shorncliffe Camp, the world in which they lived and their impact during the course of 200 years will be told.”

Stephen Head

Educational Lead for The Shorncliffe Trust

Learning Resources

Feeding Wellington’s Soldiers : Rations


The Shorncliffe Lectures