PoW Camp 70 Henllan Bridge

Former PoW 70 Henllan Bridge has to be the best preserved WWII PoW Camp. And it is looked after by people that care


Henllan Bridge Farm POW Camp, Henllan, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5TE


Site Visits

May 2019


DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

This is one of the most intact former PoW Camp Sites within Wales consisting as it does of multiple Maycrete Huts and other Standardised Buildings. The camp and its associated hostels were like many of the “Low Number” Camps was initially used to house Italian PoWs and then German.

Following the end of the war the camp was apparently used as a school and then as a holiday park. Over the years a number of buildings have been demolished leaving behind the foundations.

Today the site is used in part as: a home, holiday accommodation in original and new prefabs and caravans as well as light industry and farming. The current owners live on the site and are attempting to preserve one of the unique features common to man camp but for which only a few have been preserved – namely an Italian PoW Church. This church is to be found within one of the Maycrete Huts to which an outer shelter or building has been constructed in an attempt to preserve the art work and prevent future deterioration of the original hut.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 70 Henllan Bridge

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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 inc PoW Camp 70
FO 939-151 PoW Camp 70 Henllan Bridge – Inspection Report