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P.O.W.Camp at Rodmell

On 29 May 2013 at 6:20am Peter Pan wrote:
Hi as a kid growing up at Iford just after the war (along time ago I know ) I can remember a P.O.W. camp at Rodmell and that some of the prisoner worked on the farm at Iford . I have tried to find out a bit more about the camp but have not been very successful how many did it hold ? were they all German ? or where there some from Italy, ? when were they repatriated ? What was it called ? and when did it close down ?
Any old Rooks that remember this? or is it all to long ago
On 30 May 2013 at 8:39am Pete wrote:
Have a look at this PP, full list of POW camps in the UK

Check it out here »
On 30 May 2013 at 8:40am Pete wrote:
Bit more info here as well....

Check it out here »
On 30 May 2013 at 9:09am middleclassandabitsmug wrote:
At least two stayed on and married locals. Their children are still working on a local farm.
On 30 May 2013 at 9:46am Peter Pan wrote:
Hi Guy's
Thank for the reply ,I have been on line and checked out both ,sites you mentioned as well as quite a few more ,But Rodmell is not listed in any of them, my Old Man brought a Nissian hut from the camp and I helped him dismantle and re_build it at home for him to use as a workshop ( And its still in use )
On 31 May 2013 at 12:42pm Teeter wrote:
On 2 Jun 2013 at 7:05pm Paul wrote:
Wasn't it at Northease - at the site which is now a private boarding school.
On 2 Jun 2013 at 7:27pm Peter Pan wrote:
The P.O.W camp was at Rodmell ,Passed the Pub on the R.H. side on top of the bank just before you go down the dip and up to Southease .The School at Northease was many yeas ago the Manor
On 2 Jun 2013 at 10:33pm Bumpkin wrote:
There was indeed a POW in Rodmell in exactly the place you say, Peterpan, i'm just finding some infor about it. The village has information on it, it wasn't very big
On Fri 24 May at 7:57am BN26 wrote:
I have only just read this post after talking about this on the bus. I was born in 1941 and lived opposite the Rodmell POW Camp until I married in 1963 and moved away. I cannot remember much about the camp but one of the occupants married into our family. He was on U Boats. Don't want to mention names as their children are still in the area. The original contributor mentions the prisoners working on the farms. My grandad told me a tale of the prisoners shouting that one of theirs was going to be late for roll call so my grandad cycled to where he was working and let him have the bike and my grandad walked back to Rodmell. I have some recollection of a couple of the prisoners returning after the war with their families and Christmas Cards being posted in the pub

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