PoW Camp 255 RAF Camp Snettisham

The former PoW can be found close to the clubhouse within this large holiday home park


Snettisham Beach, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 7RB


Site Visits

May 2019


DSLR Photos

This site is now a caravan park made up mainly of prefab buildings. In talking to club members and site owners the actual site of the former PoW Camp within the much larger overall site is by Snettisham Beach Sailing Club clubhouse. The roped off concrete bases next to the club house remain from the Nissen Huts that formed part of the PoW Camp the huts having been removed within the past 20 years. As with other similar sites where the old prefabs have gone and people have erected their own dwelling as holiday accommodation each of the buildings is unique be it wood, prefab or brick as such it makes for a break from modern modernity and is commonality.

Having said the above the history here is one of cycles from a Holiday Camp, to a Military Camp, to a PoW Camp, and back to a Holiday Camp and site once again….

Camera Images of the site of the former PoW Camp 255 RAF Camp Snettisham