PoW Camp 1021 Merley Park

This former PoW Site is now home to multiple sports clubs along with a Mini Railway

Location

Merley Park, Merley Park Road, Merley, Dorset

Description

Site Visits

June 2019

Material

DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

This was the most interesting site I came across during my September 2019 trip to the South West with respect to finding intact sites and buildings.

The site is now a large mixed sports and hobby site with Cricket Tennis, football and social clubs.

These are alongside a shooting and amateur radio clubs and a miniature railway.

Again, these exist with some surviving PreFab buildings and a couple of hut bases.


Camera Images of the site of former PoW Camp 1021 Merley Park


Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew:

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 inc PoW Camp 1021

Foreign Office File 1120/183 list of POW Camps in the UK as of 20Feb47 as held by the UK National Archives in March 2019