PoW Camp 29 Rainford

Former munition store used at some point to hold PoWs at the deport its self OR possibly in the farm and wods as indicated by English Heritage


Woodhey, Dairy Farm Road, Rainford, St. Helens WA11 7JJ


Site Visits

January 2020


DSLR and Drone Photos

This site as it exists today consists of a planned woodland called Nursery Plantation , small reservoir, and a farm. Whilst there are public footpaths and easy access to the woodland, I was unable to explore it detail as I am disabled and cannot walk too far.

Over flying the site with the drone failed to show up any features typical with a former military site. Likewise, it is not known if the PoW were accommodate on what is now the farm site or in tents or huts in what is now the woodland.

1 Km further along Dairy Farm Road there is what appears to be a former Munitions Depot laid out in a pointed loop.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 29 Rainford