Damac, Coronation Street, Goole, Yorkshire
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report
The site of the former Google PoW was positively located through a photography website selling old images – http://www.howdenshirehistory.co.uk/. Image GOOL248 of the PoW Camp clearly shows the sites location at a road and rail junction North corner of Goole Docks.
The camp as described within the Foreign Office inspection reports is listed at one time as having several hundred PoWs and given the location of this site it is reasonable to assume that the PoWs housed here may have worked within the Docks.
Today the former PoW site is a Depot for Damac Transport and used to park bulk powder HGV trailers. Whilst there are no remains of the former camp the size and shape of the site has been retained
Camera Images of the site of former PoW Hostel 53 Goole Coronation Street
Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew
FO 939-135 and 302 PoW Camp 53 Sandbeds – Camp Reports – inc Goole