PoW Camp 634 Weston

Weston Wood Lodges and the remains of the former PoW Camp Depot Site

Location

Tower and Westonhill Farms and Ukraine Friendship Club, Swarkestone Road, Weston, Derby

Description

Site Visits

August 2019

Materials

DSLR and Drone Photos

Weston is a complex site in that it was made up of two camps and three sites. I initial visited what today is Tower Farm on the northside of Swarkeston Road in Weston on Trent.

This part of the complex apparently was used as a admin / guard site with the main camps to the south of the road with two sites. The Western site contains the remains of a number of Maycrete huts, brick huts, buildings and bases as part of Westonhill farm and Weston Wood Lodge. The site to the East appears to be used as a camping ground and is the location of a Ukraine Friendship Club.

The people at Tower Farm told me of the areas and camps association with former Ukrainian PoWs who created a Pig Farm on the Tower Farm Site. This farm has now gone, and that part of the site is now a private residence with two houses being built there. On the Weston Wood side a number of Caravans and Prefabs compose a holiday park


Camera and Drone Images of the site of the former PoW Camp 634 Weston