A unique leisure attraction on approximately 10 acres of land. Harperley POW Camp known as working camp 93 was established in 1943 initially to house Italian P.O.W.s. In 1944 the Italians were dispersed to make way for German POWs deemed to be of low security risk. The camp ceased to function by summer 1948.
The camp consists of 49 purpose built huts which include 2 exceptional buildings,the first is a theatre which has a purpose built stage,orchestra pit and auditorium rising up in broad steps with the remains of decorated interior panels still surviving. The second building is a canteen, a building set aside for relaxation and social activity which includes a series of painted wall panels showing typical German scenes, the Rhine Valley, animals, woodland and lakeland scenes.In 2002 english heritage gave the camp ancient Monument status making Harperley the only one of its kind in England.
Auction: £900,000.00 / $1,450,000.00 / 1,000,000.00 €
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