Billeston Depot & Billesdon Woodland Pool, Gaulby Road, Billesdon, Leicestershire
DSLR and Drone Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports
This is without doubt an interesting site. The buildings on this site have been cleared and a significant portion of this site is now spit between Billesdon Commercial Waste Disposal site and community sites. Parts of the site have been sort of turned into a public access space as “The Billesdon Woodland Pool”, and has been supported by the Local Heritage Initiative. Signs have been put up about the PoW Camp.
Whilst all the buildings have been cleared from this site the same is not true of the fences. ALL the WWII Concrete Fence posts and gates have been retained on the site. In some cases, various posts are no longer used. Whereas, in other case the old WWII wires have been replaced with modern material but hung on the old WWII standard concrete posts
Camera and Drone Images of the site of the former PoW Camp 94 Gaulby Road Billesdon
Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew:
FO 939/174 PoW Camp 94 Gaulby Road Billesdon Inspection Report Narative