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Report - Pingley POW Camp 01.04.08

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by chase779, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. chase779

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    Pingley POW (prisoner of war) camp is one of the few prisoner of war camps in the United Kingdom that remains in good condition. Unlike the relatively nearby Eden Camp which is preserved as a WW2 museum, Pingley Camp lays in a semi derelict state in the grounds of Pingley Farm. It is situated on the outskirts of Brigg, Lincolnshire.

    The camp was used to house mainly Italian prisoners of war, though Germans were also held there. After the war the camp was used as an emergency sheltered housing under the name Pingley Farm Hostel. The original buildings used (and constructed) by the prisoners are situated towards the rear of the site entrance and remain in bad condition. The brick buildings at the front of the site are in fairly good condition, and have post war modifications dating from around 1950 - 1980.


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    Well, seen afew reports on Pingley around, but this looks like it will be one of the last.

    Demolition has started think its having new houses built. A few of the blocks had been flattered already, I will let the photos do the talking...


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