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First World War Mule Camp

Basingstoke Old Common

Written by David

Last Modified Tuesday 16th April 2019

During the First World War mules were shipped across the Atlantic from South America to be used as beasts of burden in the war effort.<br /> <br /> A mule camp was erected on Basingstoke Common and there is a story that seeds of South American plants were transported in the Mule dung and grew wild on the Common.
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