Potter's Hill / Bracken Hill

Discussion in 'UK PoW Camps' started by Malcolm56, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Malcolm56

    Malcolm56 Member

    Entries for Potter’s Hill (Camp 127 / 296) often mention Bracken Hill Camp. I have not seen this camp listed under this name.
    “Bracken Hill and Potter Hill are two different camps. B/H is at Burncross, P/H is at High Green. The roads round B/H are Chapel Rd, Burncross Rd and Bracken Hill, and Spring Wood on the other side. To get to P/H go down Charlton Brook, then up Potter Hill Lane, that is the nearest side to B/H.” Another entry said the camp was located next to a grammar school.

    The map attached shows the camp (with standard layout). Does anyone know if this camp came under a different name as I can't find it in the lists?
     

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  2. Malcolm56

    Malcolm56 Member

    Reply to my own thread - NGR SK 354 956.
     
  3. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    It would seem that the site was officially the Burnhill ASD (Ammunition Supply Depot) during the war and was only used for German POWs post war. It is recorded on a number of lists as Burnhill ASD although on maps the neighbouring wood is Prisoners Wood
     
  4. Malcolm56

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