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Jerry
29-08-2008, 22:32
Was out today and spotted, these buildings.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/Gingie28/grimsby/DSCF2987.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/Gingie28/grimsby/DSCF2988.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/Gingie28/grimsby/DSCF2990.jpg

Sorry about the quality of the photos, I was wearing a suit and was'nt goimg to climb over trees to improve the pictures, and I broke a nail, :roll: .

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.54859 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.54859&lon=-0.465729&z=17&r=0&src=msl)

After speaking to REF, he feels it maybe a POW camp?

Carnaby
29-08-2008, 22:54
Pingley Farm Camp, Bigby High Road, Brigg, Lincolnshire - standard type

Italian then German POWs. Originally designed to house 750 prisoners.
The camp consisted of 35 prisoners' huts (25 accommodation / ablutions, cookhouse, workshops) and 15 guards' huts, recreation ground and garden plots.
There were no guard towers; the prisoners being regarded as 'low risk'. 1,862 PoWs held in 1946 with overflow accommodated in tents and local housing/farms.
Became an agricultural hostel in 1949. 1966 OS Map shows it as a 'Hostel'

http://derelicte.co.uk/pingley-camp

NJR
30-08-2008, 09:14
Jerry

As Carnaby says, it is Pingley POW camp, near Brigg, North Lincs. Been there a few times, great place to visit. Some of the insides of the huts have inscriptions and paintings, see below.

http://oldairfields.fotopic.net/p40300399.html

I understand the site is due to be levelled for, surprise, housing!

More of my photos below.

http://oldairfields.fotopic.net/c1254848_1.html

NJR

CDP
30-08-2008, 13:09
Jerry, the first two photos are the camp water tower. I'm guessing that's what caught your eye. It certainly did when Noel and myself were passing a year or so ago!

A very useful document on POW camps, which uses Pingley as a case study can be found here (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/18_Prisoner_of_War_Camps_-_What_Survives_and_Where.pdf)

A newspaper article regarding the site's future can be found here (http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/brigg-news/Housing-plans-goaheadon-derelict-exPOW.4216304.jp)

Pictures of the wall art can be found here: http://airfieldarchaeology.fotopic.net/c1213468_73.html

There were a number of Coucnil-related documents on the web last year, I think, which related to the development and a, er, "discussion" had broken out regarding the state of preservation of the site. This mainly focussed upon the building which contained the wall art. I'm trying to find them at the moment. As soon as I do, I'll post the links up.

An interesting place indeed.

Chris

CDP
30-08-2008, 13:24
Well, I've found one of them. It's here (http://committee.west-lindsey.gov.uk/comm_mins/documents/archive/LPSC/Reports/Lpsc0028R.htm) . Scroll down or search for Item 460.

Hope this helps.

Chris

Carnaby
31-08-2008, 17:25
Some interesting links:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/55/a3981855.shtml

http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=36622

Graham

the_historian
08-01-2010, 23:00
Sad to relate that this camp was cleared away towards the end of last year.

Alex Brown
27-08-2011, 01:33
Lots of pics I found by mistake!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33485324@N06/sets/72157612095022421/