Paddy Wheatfields

Camp near Walter Halls School

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Totally agree, obviously some form of military instillations..

Ignore the map..Take another look at Paddy..the original posters enquiry..

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There definitely was a Heavy Anti Aircraft battery there, presumably needing a fairly substantial force to operate it, hence the array of huts.

This was Manned and Armed in 1940.

But Unarmed and Guarded in 1942.

 

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So presumably at the end of the War the huts may have been vacated and possibly used as temporary housing for those displaced by bombing or for families to re-group whilst awaiting new or rebuilt housing.

 

To the O.P,

Where did the info that families were housed there come from?

Does the enquiry result from your own family known to have been placed there or other reasons?

 

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9 minutes ago, Stuart.C said:

To the O.P,      Where did the info that families were housed there come from?  Does the enquiry result from your own family known to have been placed there or other reasons?

 

I was wondering the same thing. So far, the OP hasn't been back here since she posted the original message, so hasn't seen any of the comments. The other information we don't know is what era is she referring to ?  eg 1940s, 50s, 60s ?

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Sorry, been moving around for a year and lost track of all my "stuff"....I went to Walter Halls School, and there were kids who lived on the Camp. Nice kids most of them, but seemed even more hard up than we were!

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