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Hatfield Heath POW Camp. March 2017

Ferox

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Had a look at this place while in the area back in March. The cars where the main attraction for me and they did not disappoint. Excellent examples of cars left to rust and rot until they finally fall in on themselves. The rest of the site consists of stripped huts with some being more interesting and less bear than others. A relaxed and pleasant half hour. Visited with non member Paul.
HISTORY
Known as Prisoner of war camp 116 was built in 1941 and located in Hatfield heath, just outside Bishops Stortford.
The camp mainly housed Italians until about 1943-1944 where it held German and Austrian prisoners aswell. It was known at one point the camp housed 750 prisoners
The prisoners had a relatively easy lifestyle here (Unlike the English prisoners in the German POW Camps) and could do voluntary work in the near by farm land in Harlow, they were picked up by the Land Girls and each prisoner had an allotted farm where they would work at.

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Thanks For Looking :)

More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157678466406434/with/32853941973/

 

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Nicely captured mate, some pretty fascinating history there (y)

 

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Mad how the cars just seem to melt into the ground over time. Nice mellow wander this one :)  

 

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Good report mate, what a waste of cars! did you manage to get up that small tower?

I drive past bishops stortford every week and never knew this was there.

 

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Good report mate, what a waste of cars! did you manage to get up that small tower?

I drive past bishops stortford every week and never knew this was there.
Thanks mate. Never got up the tower. Worth a nip in if your round the area bud. 

 
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