PoW Camp 140 Warwick Racecourse

As with other Camps that were placed within Sports grounds and similar the camp may have been tents and the like close to existing facilities and behind a wire. Post War the site was cleared. Hence there is no evidence as to where the camp was.

Location

Warwick Racecourse, Warwickshire

Description

Site Visits

September 2020

Material

DSLR and Drone Photos

Several Racecourses and other major sporting venues were utilised as PoW Camp. With the racecourse these sites covered a large are and multiple existing buildings that could be used to support the sites logistics.

I had by the time I visited Warwick Racecourse I had already visited York and Kempton Park along  with  several other sites. Warwick like the others shows no evidence of its use as a former PoW Camp with any huts, tents, paths etc having been removed and the site restored. However, within the inside of the racecourse its self-there is a camping site for use by Camper Vans and Caravans  A number of former PoW were on closures and the removal of buildings but retaining hut bases were used as caravan sites. Further investigations into this Camping area may be warranted.


Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 140 Warwick Racecourse