Camp 30 Carpenters Road Stratford

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  1. Gordon Brown

    Gordon Brown Member

    I am looking for any information on the sub-camps for this primary camp, particulary infiormation on the sub-camp at Chingford.
    On the website WW2 P.O.W. Camps in the UK – ww2pow.uk it recognsies 8 sub-camps, the one at Wanstead Flats has been well documented by the Leyton Historical Group in thieir pamphlet "Behind the Wire" Behind the Wire: Wanstead's forgotten home to prisoners of war but apart from this photo attached of a Chapel built in Chingford, I have not been able to find any other infromation for Chingford.

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    From WW2 P.O.W. Camps in the UK – ww2pow.uk

    "There were eight sub camps.

    Wanstead Flats

    Victoria Park – near to the camp. The article above states it was a barracks used to hold black category Nazis.

    Six others – possibly – Whipps Cross Road, site of Forest Gate School, Chingford, Waltham Abbey, Woodford Park, + 1?

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    Any info most appreciated
     

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    for info a further list of camps attached

    a bit out date perhaps POW Camps today
     

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  4. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    This extract from a letter to my Father from Gunner Brewer in reference to pre D Day camps my Father was with the Main Body of 5 RHA at Orwell Suffolk Gnr Brewer also 5 RHA in East London..

    You mentioned the “Concentration camp” at Orwell Park. We were in a similar situation but first in West Ham stadium, and then on a bomb site in Canning Town because we were sailing from London Docks. At least we were able to nip under the wire when the guard was not looking and get home. Plaistow underground station was nearby.

    In the D Day Museum at Portsmouth they have got a display which included a letter from me to my mother having a real “tick“ about not being able to get home from the sealed camp.
     
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  5. Osborne2

    Osborne2 Well-Known Member

    General Middleton US VIII Corps let one of his officers out of purdah in June just after D Day from a Southampton staging area. The officer went to Bristol to take a message to Bradley's by now rear HQ in Bristol. He returned with a bottle of Black Label. Talk about panic buying. (Troy H Middleton biography, p180)
     
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  6. Martin Richards

    Martin Richards Active Member

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  7. Gordon Brown

    Gordon Brown Member

    Many thanks! Have downloaded & this will make very interesting reading! Most appreciated.
     
  8. Martin Richards

    Martin Richards Active Member

    Not a problem.
    My own copies from the Doc's at Kew can be found at Referance Material
    Photos of the places i have visited can be found at Banged Up Abroad
    HOWEVER, some of the above sites are miss's i.e i visited the area and culd not find the places so please cross check the research notes that are on the top level banged up Abroad menue on my home page www.systonimages.co.uk.

    As I have said before my own project is about fining and photographing the sites as they are now as part of an MA in Photography.
    I am due to hold an exhibition at PoW Camp 21 Cultybraggan in the summer and was meant to be there on the 31st of Match to sort it out.
    But as with most things its on hold at the min
     
  9. Gordon Brown

    Gordon Brown Member

    Cultybraggan! Thats brings back memories of gooing there as a cadet in the 70's! I will certainly look at your other work, have just staerted skimming the FO report and seen some references to Chingford so this is very helpful.
     
  10. Martin Richards

    Martin Richards Active Member

    great, take a look at the other sites in London.

    Also check my Map... https://drive.google.com/open?id=17IZRxuX4uc78_KP5EBdWCD44x0pXaSsc&usp=sharing
    it has the sites i know of.
    Green have visted and confirmed.
    Amber been there but not a 100% sure its the right place.
    Red been there and decided its the wroung place
    Blue yet to visit
    gray hostels most of them just tagged to a village name but some are in the correct place
    black = military site
     
  11. Gordon Brown

    Gordon Brown Member

    Wow is the only word!
     
  12. Martin Richards

    Martin Richards Active Member

    I have been busy !
     

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