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BBC 1 Scotland: Landward - Stobs Camp


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BBC 1 Scotland's Landward programme had a film on Stobs Camp tonight - should be available later on iPlayer

 

 

Stobs Camp Project

Stobs Camp Project

To mark Armistice Day Euan looks at a new project encouraging communities across Scotland to get involved in a new project to find and record some of Scotland’s built heritage from the war years. He visits a former prisoner of War camp in the borders where buildings still stand a hundred years after they were occupied.

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Thanks for letting us know.  Will try and watch later.

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About 40 prisoners died at the camp and were buried there.  There are pictures showing the cemetery and memorial cairn.  The bodies were later moved to Cannock Chase to be buried with most other German dead, the memorial cairn was destroyed though the rocks are still there.  The local tradition seems to be that the headstones were buried at the site so they are hoping to see if the can find them because they carry a lot of information that is not in the records.

 

Good film also about a man who has a collection of a couple of thousand bricks (I always photograph any unusual ones I see and send to the Penmorfa website).

 

 

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