Mainly For Brummies But All Are Welcome To Join In The Birmingham Fun & Chat


What Happened To Our POW Camps

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:00 pm

I thought this was interesting, I didn't know we had so many left. I can actually think of a use for one or two of them now.
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-30398060


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.994
Date registered 12.22.2009

Last edited 04.01.2015 | Top

RE: What happened to our POW camps

#2 by astwood , Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:12 pm

Interesting topic SB My father told me they had prisoners of war
working on our farm in the 1940s he said they were from a camp
at Hampton Lovet nr Droitwich


astwood  
astwood
Posts: 16.941
Date registered 02.28.2012


RE: What happened to our POW camps

#3 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:16 pm

Good evening Astwood, as I understand things POWs build the roads around our estate, in the late 1940s they probably mixed the concrete by hand.


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.994
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: What happened to our POW camps

#4 by astwood , Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:19 pm

By the look of things there were a number of camps in worcestershire and warwickshire


astwood  
astwood
Posts: 16.941
Date registered 02.28.2012

Last edited 04.01.2015 | Top

RE: What happened to our POW camps

#5 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:23 pm

If the old politicians were anything like our modern ones they would have talked them all into staying here to add to our quality of life.


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.994
Date registered 12.22.2009

Last edited 04.01.2015 | Top

RE: What happened to our POW camps

#6 by astwood , Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:27 pm

My father said they were put to work on the farm
for a bigger yield of crops because of the food shortage


astwood  
astwood
Posts: 16.941
Date registered 02.28.2012

Last edited 04.01.2015 | Top

RE: What happened to our POW camps

#7 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:29 pm

Then of course with all of the extra POWs there was a lot more people to feed.


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.994
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: What happened to our POW camps

#8 by astwood , Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:35 pm

That was the best of living in the country just after the war
there was plenty to eat unlike other places


astwood  
astwood
Posts: 16.941
Date registered 02.28.2012

Last edited 04.01.2015 | Top

   

A Really Interesting War Story
WW1 Airfield To Be Restored

Thank you for visiting our humble forum, make this your forum by joining us and posting your own thoughts and questions.
Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor