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Banstead Village

Park Farm Banstead - POW camp
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Park Farm Banstead - POW camp

Park Farm, Holly Lane, Banstead — a photograph taken in early 1950s. The site is now substantially changed although some elements remain. Hard standings for POW huts may be seen at middle left edge and some remaining wartime 'dragon's teeth' were on the Downs near the farm gateway.
Picture added on 12 November 2009 at 19:25
As 3rd Banstead Senior Scouts, Park Farm POW Camp buildings were a regular Sunday base for us (early '50's. We used to assist with woodland management in the adjacent Banstead Woods, using felling axes and cross cut saws - no H & S then and I can't reacll any accidents!
Added by Brian Nibbs on 28 February 2011
I remember my mother saying that a POW entered her house in Holly Hill Drive one night and she woke as his hand brushed across her face, she screamed and he ran off, falling down the stairs. Later she found he had just stolen a packet of cigarettes but had very considerately left her one! So perhaps he came from this POW camp
Added by Faith Bedford on 17 March 2011
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