Mid Devon Campus Petroc, Bolham Rd, Tiverton EX16 6SH
DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report
This former PoW Site has been completely cleared and now consists of a School, Theatre Arts and Design complex next to a sports stadium, medical centre, hospital, and a local Halfords. It is all packed into a small enclave on the North West edge of Tiverton bounded by the A3126 ring road and the river Exe. Being a school, I timed my visit to the site on a Sunday and shot a series of images in and around what I though was the correct location using by a DSLR and Drone.
However, subsequent investigation and as shown in Malcolm Sanders notes on this site lies 100-200mm to the North of the location I shot at “Petroc” insead of the school. Had I shot some of my drome images from the same place but with the camera the in the opposite direction I would have achieved my objective of accurately capturing the site.
A revisit to this site is needed with me looking North and not South!
Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 92 Bampton Road
Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew:
FO 939-172 PoW Camp 92 Bampton
FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 inc PoW Camp 42