EDEN CAMP

Eden Camp, as it is known locally, was one of 1,500 camps built under a government expansion plan to accommodate Italian and German prisoners captured on the war-torn battlefields of Africa and Europe. These prisoners were then transported back to Britain for internment. From as early as October 1939, to July 1948, Britain hosted some 402,200 prisoners.

In the early part of 1942, a small contingent of around twelve British Army personnel, led only buy a Corporal, arrived at Old Malton, on the York to Scarborough Road, from Castle Douglas, Scotland.

Continue Reading →

CHAPELTOWN RAILWAY STATION

Chapeltown Central Railway Station opened in 1854, with the current building dating from 1877, and now lies secluded by woodland off Station Road – about half a mile north of where Chapeltown railway station stands today. The building has been converted into a private three-bedroom home but photos show it still has several original features, including the booking office window and a waiting bench.

Continue Reading →

SHEFFIELD FIRE MUSEUM

Last night I was at the fire and police museum in Sheffield; obviously a fantastic historic building with many fantastic services artifacts from Sheffield, Barnsley and Plymouth.
On the night, there was only two particular areas which I really wanted to investigate:
The cells and the old fire crew bedrooms.

Continue Reading →

ENDCLIFFE HALL INVESTIGATION

A very busy drive through the centre of Sheffield Friday night actually gave me more time to think how I would actually tackle this huge beautiful building… Based on my previous visits there are three main parts I find active

a) The cellar
b) The Ballroom
c) A room on the second floor next to the bar area (I will have to ask next time which this room is called and its purpose

Continue Reading →