Harperley POW Camp 93, Crook – May 2012

Author mrdistopia - Last updated: 23.07.2012

This prisoner of war camp just outside of Crook was built by captured Italian soldiers during World War II as a large central camp for the North East of England. I took a look last summer but was only able to see a couple of buildings out of the 50 or so in total. Search my previous posts for the full history in the previous report. This winter there has been significant damage to the buildings due to particularly strong winds. A large grant the owners recently received from English Heritage has allowed a start to be made on repairs on some of the (presumably even more interesting) buildings. These are the ones being protected by massive impenetrable metal outer shells.

It was great to finally get around to visiting this amazing and under-reported site. And I hope that it can eventually be restored to it’s former glory. Thanks go out to TheStig for the company as well as the driving.

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Trespassers will NOT be prosecuted.

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Escaped inmate.

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Hope you enjoyed.

MrD

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