PoW Hostel 90 Eastwood House

This former PoW Hostel is now a Day Nursery

Location

St Ives Nursery, 15 Needingworth Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5JP

Site Visits

September 2020

Materials

DSLR Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports

Description

This former POW Hostel is now a day nursery for children. The site was visited at a weekend to ensure that the images were shot with no people or children present. As an obserservation the site now has for the safety and security of the children fences and secure gates and entrances. It makes me wonder at society and the way in which it has changed in that the site was probably less secure when it held PoWs as it is today


Camera Images of the site of the former PoW Hostel 90 Eastwood House


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

FO 939/171 PoW Camp 90 Friday Bridge English Inspector’s Report – Inc Eastwood House Hostel
FO 939/171 PoW Camp 90 Friday Bridge Narrative Visit Report