PoW Camp 115 White Cross

This former PoW Site is now Piran Meadows Resort and Spar – Bookings via Hoseasons if you can get permission


Piran Meadows Resort and Spar, White Cross, Newquay Cornwall, TR8 4LW


Site Visits

June 2019


DSLR Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

The former PoW Camp is now Piran Meadows Resort and Spa and is listed as a Hoseasons Site.

I arrived to find barriers that block the entrance to the site, so I pressed the button to talk to reception and the onsite guy said that he was not able to give me permission to take some photos. So I called Hoseasons who told me that they only act as booking agents and was given another number to call of the company that owned the park. They said that I would have to e-mail their marketing people as it was not possible to talk to them on the phone. I got the impression that the marking department and the company as a whole was overseas and that I was just talking to a call handler. Any way I took a couple of photos of entrance and exit of the site plus a Photo of the name board outside reception using my phone.

At the side of the site is a Caravan Storage Company and you can see what appears to be a couple of PreFab huts. I got out of my car pointed my camera at the buildings and the people in the house attached to the site made some very pointed remarks about not taking photos – please note I was on a public road. My photos of this site are thus limited ! I would normally have used my Drone but the site is within the MEZ of Newquay Airport the former RAF St Mawgan

Camera Images of the site of former PoW Camp 115 White Cross

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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 – inc Camp 115