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Had this on my "to do" list for a while now. A big shout out for Mr Judderman who first alerted me to this place:D. I'd not set out that morning to do this either, it's a two hour drive and it'd been put well and truly to the back of my mind. However, after searching for the other place my feet were wet due to boggy ground, one thing I hate and that's soggy socks. Sat back in my tour van and fresh sparkly feet i thought "oh go on then" and I'm rather happy i did.

 

History bit

The camp nearly never happened, it was originally designated as a anti-aircraft defence installation to protect Crewe. However, the guns were never stationed there. It originally housed German prisoners of war and then also Italian. The prisoners housed here were low risk prisoners who were assessed as having no political belief in fascism. The prisoners worked on surrounding farms and after building up trust were even allowed to attend local events, some even married local ladies after the war. For some reason this prison was never given a camp number.

Hugely enjoyable look at living history.

 

37546084906_cd9dd8f18d_b.jpgThe Camp by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

37546084926_3a29c29486_b.jpgView by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

37546084936_98548cec8f_b.jpgCamp by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

37546084976_cdce737010_b.jpgOvergrown by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36924962883_f9827098aa_b.jpgInside by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

37546084986_33e554ef9e_b.jpgPrison by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36924962933_f0ed1834f1_b.jpgToilet by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36924962943_fec636f621_b.jpgOvergrown Doorway by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36924963003_51d5bee772_b.jpgPOW by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

37562838772_5bfda64958_b.jpgTwenty Five by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

37562838852_69cc7aff18_b.jpgInside View by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

37562838882_7ee4a915c0_b.jpgHut by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

36884481114_2531e5e0f3_b.jpgHidden History by Richard Ashton, on Flickr

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Dear internet lurker, if you have stumbled upon this report by chance be warned this place is rubbish. I am not sure how or indeed what alchemy has been used on these photos to make the place look even remotely interesting. 

The Sun called it "eerie", I say a waste of a...., well anything. FFS its a row of shit sheds.

Mr Snapt, how the hell ???? 

I have this down as my worst explore ever, I sat down after 10 mins and did some sunbathing.

Major turd polishing Mr Snapt, you are indeed the master of poo.

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Snapt said:

Haha I can't reply for laughing:lol::lol::elvis:

and trust me when I say this Mr Snapt,  I have done some really shite explores. In fact from memory I ended up photographing butterflies here and mumbling can we go now, please. can we go now I have some glossing to do and I must clean the oven.

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