Scraptoft Golf Course, Beeby Road, Scraptoft, Leicestershire
Last Site Visit
DSLR and Drone Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports
Scraptoft PoW Site Number 4 in Leicestershire is where this project started.
I am ex Forces and have an interest in the way the military has impacted the landscape as well as the way the landscape evolves. Despite this former PoW Site being around 3 miles from where I live, I had not known of its existence until a local newspaper published an article saying that the site of a former PoW Camp was going to be redeveloped. The article went on to say that a nature reserve and a golf club would be lost to 1,200 houses.
On visiting this site, I became fascinated in that although the buildings had been removed that the traces, outlines and in some cases foundations and pathways had remained. Whilst these items could be seen during a site walk, they were difficult to shoot as conventional photographs. As a result, I purchased a Drone and this entire project started….
Camera and Drone Images of the site of the former PoW Camp 4 Scraptoft
Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew:
FO 939/87 PoW Camp 4 Scraptoft – Narrative Visit Reports
England from Above Images