International Youth Camp - Dick Brennan

Dick Brennan started in youth work in 1962, and it is thought that in 1965 he started going to the International Youth Camp in East Mersea as Entertainments Office. He was also joined there by his wife Eileen, and 11 year old son Richard who started as a child, a camper and finally on the staff. Dick had a collection of photographs from his years at Essex Youth Camp, and Richard has now been donated his collection to Mersea Museum. The photographs are thought to be 1965 - 1967 and are dated where possible.

Accession No. 2018.07.002


Related Images

 International Youth Camp. First two weeks 1965 Norway  YC01_001YC01_001
International Youth Camp. First two weeks 1965 Norway
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. Second two weeks 1965 Germany.
 Large group from Berlin. Leader in centre (with sunglasses) Willie Schumaker.  YC01_003YC01_003
International Youth Camp. Second two weeks 1965 Germany.
Large group from Berlin. Leader in centre (with sunglasses) Willie Schumaker.
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. Second two weeks Norway 1965.  YC01_005YC01_005
International Youth Camp. Second two weeks Norway 1965.
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. Football.  YC01_007YC01_007
International Youth Camp. Football.
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. England first two weeks.  YC01_051YC01_051
International Youth Camp. England first two weeks.
cAugust 1966
 International Youth Camp. Luxembourg second two weeks.  YC01_053YC01_053
International Youth Camp. Luxembourg second two weeks.
1966
 International Youth Camp. Camp Photo, possibly 1966. Rear of main hall.  YC01_055YC01_055
International Youth Camp. Camp Photo, possibly 1966. Rear of main hall.
cAugust 1966
 International Youth Camp. English staff, possibly first fortnight 1966.
 Back row 1., 2. Eddie Yarnell - Sports Store (White Hut), 3., 4. Reg Harris - Sports Staff, 5., 6. Les Marpole - Essex Youth Office, 7., 8., 9., 10., 11., 12., 13., 14., 15.
 Middle row 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7., 8. John Driscoll - Camp Bank - Essex Headmaster, 9. Jaap Dykes - Dutch Group Leader, 10. Gerry Keyes - Electrics/Audio - Warden at Braintree Youth Club, 11., 12.  YC01_057YC01_057
International Youth Camp. English staff, possibly first fortnight 1966.
Back row 1., 2. Eddie Yarnell - Sports Store (White Hut), 3., 4. Reg Harris - Sports Staff, 5., 6. Les Marpole - Essex Youth Office, 7., 8., 9., 10., 11., 12., 13., 14., 15.
Middle row 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7., 8. John Driscoll - Camp Bank - Essex Headmaster, 9. Jaap Dykes - Dutch Group Leader, 10. Gerry Keyes - Electrics/Audio - Warden at Braintree Youth Club, 11., 12.
cAugust 1966
 International Youth Camp. Munchen 1967.  YC01_101YC01_101
International Youth Camp. Munchen 1967.
cAugust 1967
 International Youth Camp. Camp photo Mid 60s, possibly 1967. Rear of Main Hall.  YC01_105YC01_105
International Youth Camp. Camp photo Mid 60s, possibly 1967. Rear of Main Hall.
cAugust 1967
 International Youth Camp. English Staff possibly first fortnight 1967.
 Back row 1., 2.,
 Second row from back
 Third row from back 1., 2., 3., 4., 5. (just visible), 6., 7. Dennis Pierce - Site Chaplain - C of E Vicar, 8., 9., 10., 11. Tony Butcher - Site Electrician, 12., 13. Gill Butcher - Camp Cook, 14. Harry Allpress - Essex Youth Officer, 15., 16., 17., 18., 19.
 Fourth row from back 1., 2., 3. Gerry Keyes - Site Electrics/Audio - Warden at Braintree Youth Club, 4., 5. Bert Smith - Essex County Council Driver, 6., 7., 8., 9. Harry Collins - Essex Youth Warden, 10., 11., 12., 13., 14.
 Front row 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6. Keith ?, 7., 8., 9., 10., 11., 12., 13., 14., 15.  YC01_109YC01_109
International Youth Camp. English Staff possibly first fortnight 1967.
Back row 1., 2.,
Second row from back
Third row from back 1., 2., 3., 4., 5. (just visible), 6., 7. Dennis Pierce - Site Chaplain - C of E Vicar, 8., 9., 10., 11. Tony Butcher - Site Electrician, 12., 13. Gill Butcher - Camp Cook, 14. Harry Allpress - Essex Youth Officer, 15., 16., 17., 18., 19.
Fourth row from back 1., 2., 3. Gerry Keyes - Site Electrics/Audio - Warden at Braintree Youth Club, 4., 5. Bert Smith - Essex County Council Driver, 6., 7., 8., 9. Harry Collins - Essex Youth Warden, 10., 11., 12., 13., 14.
Front row 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6. Keith ?, 7., 8., 9., 10., 11., 12., 13., 14., 15.
cAugust 1967
 International Youth Camp. English staff, second fortnight 1967 ?
 Back row 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7. Harry Allpress - Essex Youth Officer, 8., 9., 10., 11., 12., 13. Bob Delahay - Entertainments Staff - P/T Youth Worker, 14. Dick Brennan - Entertainments Officer - Essex Youth Warden, 15.
 Second row from back 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7., 8., 9., 10., 11., 12., 13., 14., 15. Gerry Keyes - Site Electrics/Audio - Warden at Braintree Youth Club, 16.
 Third row from back 1., 2., 3., 4. Bob McDonald - Full Time East Mersea Site Warden, 5., 6. Les Marpole - Essex Youth Officer, 7. , 8. John Driscoll - Camp Bank - Essex Headmaster, 9., 10., 11., 12. Keith ?, 13., 14., 15. Willie Schumaker - Berlin Group Leader
 Front 1., 2. Eileen Brennan - Camp Shop, 3., 4., 5., 6., 7. Jaap Dykes - Dutch Group Leader, 8., 9., 10. Bert Smith - Essex County Council driver, 11. Pat Burles - Camp Cook, 12. Tony Butcher - Site Electrician, 13., 14.  YC01_111YC01_111
International Youth Camp. English staff, second fortnight 1967 ?
Back row 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7. Harry Allpress - Essex Youth Officer, 8., 9., 10., 11., 12., 13. Bob Delahay - Entertainments Staff - P/T Youth Worker, 14. Dick Brennan - Entertainments Officer - Essex Youth Warden, 15.
Second row from back 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7., 8., 9., 10., 11., 12., 13., 14., 15. Gerry Keyes - Site Electrics/Audio - Warden at Braintree Youth Club, 16.
Third row from back 1., 2., 3., 4. Bob McDonald - Full Time East Mersea Site Warden, 5., 6. Les Marpole - Essex Youth Officer, 7. , 8. John Driscoll - Camp Bank - Essex Headmaster, 9., 10., 11., 12. Keith ?, 13., 14., 15. Willie Schumaker - Berlin Group Leader
Front 1., 2. Eileen Brennan - Camp Shop, 3., 4., 5., 6., 7. Jaap Dykes - Dutch Group Leader, 8., 9., 10. Bert Smith - Essex County Council driver, 11. Pat Burles - Camp Cook, 12. Tony Butcher - Site Electrician, 13., 14.
cAugust 1967
 International Youth Camp.
 Camp concert sketch based on Mag. Seven / Shane. Written by Dick Brennan.
 L-R Richard Brennan, Little Keith !, Dick Brennan, Bob Delahay, Bert Smith.
 1967/68  YC01_201YC01_201
International Youth Camp.
Camp concert sketch based on Mag. Seven / Shane. Written by Dick Brennan.
L-R Richard Brennan, Little Keith !, Dick Brennan, Bob Delahay, Bert Smith.
1967/68
cAugust 1968
 International Youth Camp. Concert Band. Bass - unknown. Piano Bernard Wilt (French Camper). Drums David Schacot ? (English Youth Worker). Undated  YC01_203YC01_203
International Youth Camp. Concert Band. Bass - unknown. Piano Bernard Wilt (French Camper). Drums David Schacot ? (English Youth Worker). Undated
c1968
 International Youth Camp. From sketch Don't wake the wife or The Eternal Triangle.
 Two French boys and one girl.
 L-R Christiane Worth, unknown girl, Patrice Worth
 Sketch written by Dick Brennan. Taken during Camp Concert 1967/68 ?  YC01_205YC01_205
International Youth Camp. From sketch "Don't wake the wife" or "The Eternal Triangle".
Two French boys and one girl.
L-R Christiane Worth, unknown girl, Patrice Worth
Sketch written by Dick Brennan. Taken during Camp Concert 1967/68 ?
cAugust 1968
 International Youth Camp. Herman Verscuure ?. Good mime artist. Mid 1960s  YC01_207YC01_207
International Youth Camp. Herman Verscuure ?. Good mime artist. Mid 1960s
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. Gerry Keys, Youth Warden, Braintree. Band Master Ketch (Mime to music). Mid 1960s  YC01_209YC01_209
International Youth Camp. Gerry Keys, Youth Warden, Braintree. Band Master Ketch (Mime to music). Mid 1960s
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. Chapel Team - mid/late 1960s. Unknown player.  YC01_211YC01_211
International Youth Camp. Chapel Team - mid/late 1960s. Unknown player.
cAugust 1967
 International Youth Camp. Camp Bank, run by John Driscoll (Essex Headmaster). Mid 1960s.  YC01_213YC01_213
International Youth Camp. Camp Bank, run by John Driscoll (Essex Headmaster). Mid 1960s.
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. Boys Lines taken from Girls Lines. No man's land in between !
 Mid/Late 1960s  YC01_221YC01_221
International Youth Camp. Boys Lines taken from Girls Lines. No man's land in between !
Mid/Late 1960s
cAugust 1967
 International Youth Camp. Girls Lines, from beach end. Warden's house at far end. 
 Mid/Late 1960s  YC01_223YC01_223
International Youth Camp. Girls Lines, from beach end. Warden's house at far end.
Mid/Late 1960s
cAugust 1967
 International Youth Camp. Staff Tents in Girls Lines, from beach end. Football pitch behind.
 Mid/Late 1960s  YC01_225YC01_225
International Youth Camp. Staff Tents in Girls Lines, from beach end. Football pitch behind.
Mid/Late 1960s
cAugust 1967
 International Youth Camp. Water polo in swimming pool. Original saltwater pool behind.
 By 2010, both pools had completely gone.  YC01_227YC01_227
International Youth Camp. Water polo in swimming pool. Original saltwater pool behind.
By 2010, both pools had completely gone.
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. Water polo in swimming pool. Original saltwater pool behind. Mid 1960s  YC01_229YC01_229
International Youth Camp. Water polo in swimming pool. Original saltwater pool behind. Mid 1960s
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. Water polo in swimming pool. Original saltwater pool behind.  YC01_231YC01_231
International Youth Camp. Water polo in swimming pool. Original saltwater pool behind.
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. L-R Les Marpole Youth Officer Essex, unknown Norwegian girl, Bernard Wilt - French (jazz/boogie piano player). 1965?  YC01_233YC01_233
International Youth Camp. L-R Les Marpole Youth Officer Essex, unknown Norwegian girl, Bernard Wilt - French (jazz/boogie piano player). 1965?
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. Sports Day 1966. Gerry Keyes - Staff - in white.  YC01_235YC01_235
International Youth Camp. Sports Day 1966. Gerry Keyes - Staff - in white.
cAugust 1966
 International Youth Camp. Taken in Camp Car Park outside Main Hall. Dick Brennan right - Essex Youth Worker - Stansted. The others are unknown. Undated.  YC01_237YC01_237
International Youth Camp. Taken in Camp Car Park outside Main Hall. Dick Brennan right - Essex Youth Worker - Stansted. The others are unknown. Undated.
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. 1960s. Kitchen Staff.
 Front row 1. Pat Burles, 2. Mrs McDonald, 3. Mr McDonald - Site Warden, 4., 5. Jill Butcher, 6.
 Others not yet known.  YC01_239YC01_239
International Youth Camp. 1960s. Kitchen Staff.
Front row 1. Pat Burles, 2. Mrs McDonald, 3. Mr McDonald - Site Warden, 4., 5. Jill Butcher, 6.
Others not yet known.
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. The new Dining Hall. Second left (standing) is Harry Collins, Essex Youth Worker. Undated  YC01_241YC01_241
International Youth Camp. The new Dining Hall. Second left (standing) is Harry Collins, Essex Youth Worker. Undated
cAugust 1965
 International Youth Camp. Foreign group. Undated.
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International Youth Camp. Foreign group. Undated.
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cAugust 1965
 Essex International Youth Camp. 
Sailing Dinghies.
 Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.  YC01_301YC01_301
Essex International Youth Camp. Sailing Dinghies.
Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.
1960s
 Essex International Youth Camp. 
Pavilion
 Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.  YC01_303YC01_303
Essex International Youth Camp. Pavilion
Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.
1960s
 Essex International Youth Camp. 
Tuck Shop
 Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.  YC01_305YC01_305
Essex International Youth Camp. Tuck Shop
Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.
1960s
 Essex International Youth Camp. 
Girls Camp.
 Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.  YC01_307YC01_307
Essex International Youth Camp. Girls Camp.
Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.
1960s
 Essex International Youth Camp. 
Kitchen.
 Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.  YC01_309YC01_309
Essex International Youth Camp. Kitchen.
Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.
1960s
 Essex International Youth Camp. 
Dining Tent.
 Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.  YC01_311YC01_311
Essex International Youth Camp. Dining Tent.
Postcard, photograph by Chris Pettican.
1960s
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Source: Mersea Museum