PoW Hostel 70 Eglwyswrw

PoW Hostel 70 Eglwyswrw is almost identical in history and form to Greens Norton in Northamptonshire. Built for the Womens Land Army, then used as an Italian PoW Camp and is now the award wining Ael Y Bryn B&B


Ael-Y-Bryn, Ael Y Bryn, North Cornelly, Bridgend CF33 4NU


Site Visits

May 2019


DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Reportss

Some of the sites are interesting in the way that they have decayed. However, this site is the best example of renovation and reuse I have come across. The site has a history similar to Greens Norton in that it was made to accommodate the Women’s Land Army to the same sort of plans and layout. It latter became a PoW Hostel for Italian PoWs working on local farms and has in recent times been extensively restored.

The site lists its self as a B&B Hotel but the beauty of the restoration work and the sculpture gardens and poor combine to show the versatility of both the original buildings, modern design and a lot of hard work to achieve what is as I say the best restored site I have seen. This site quite rightly advertises its self as 5 Star Award Winning Bed and Breakfast in Pembrokeshire Wales

Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Hostel 70 Eglwyswrw

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

FO 939-151 PoW Camp 70 Henllan Bridge – Inspection Report Inc Hostel