PoW Camp 183 Beckton Marshes

The exact site of the PoW Camp has been lost. PreFab Housing being “Installed” behind a fence and 150m from the location derived by English Heritage for the former camp gives a great metaphor for the design and construction of the Camps

Location

Armada Way, Beckton, London E6 7AB

Description

Site Visits

June 2019

Material

DSLR Photos

The exact location for this former Camp is not known. The general area has been lost to post war development that included the building of London City Airport as well as many industrial and a few residential units.

 My images have been taken in and around the general area of the coordinates given and a revisit will be needed on the identification of the actual site.

My images look at three sites along Armada Way:

  • The site of a former warehouse in which just the base and fence survive – an analogue of a PoW Camp
  • BDM Logistics locate at the coordinates given by English Heritage
  • The “Installation” of a PreFab House behind a fence – an analogue of a PoW Camp

Camera Images in and around Beckton Marshes and the general area of former PoW Camp 183