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    After a question from wife asking me what the big deal is with exploring I decided to show her, my remit was to find somewhere that was interesting and didn't involve climbing fences or crawling along. I had wanted to see this POW camp for a while and decided it was a good opportunity to do it. It was a nice easy mooch and I found it quite interesting and relatively un-chaved up and vandal free. Although it had been used for poultry you could still get the main feel of the base and it seems that the POW were treated quite well. The base was originally for Italian prisoners and from 1943 took German prisoners as well. From what I had read the prisoners worked in the local fields and some equipment still remained.



    As for the question of did my wife enjoy it the answer is yes but not enough to want to do every explore with me !! Phew......

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    Last edited by steve2109; 2nd Jan 13 at 12:34.
    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

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    You didnt climb the tower then? Would you have if your mrs wasnt there? :)

    Looks like you had it easy, when we went it was summer and were up to our elbows in stinging nettles.
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
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    Didn't fancy the tower plus would have been told "you are not climbing that, you will fall" yeah thanks for the obvious Hayley !!!
    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

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    Other than a better view there was sod all up there. Not even a lion
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
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    glad to see its still there, was threatened with demolistion at one point, was going to climb the tower but then took a look at the ladder and thought better of it, looks like some of the farm machinery and cars have been cleared too.

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    Nice one, cheers for sharing!
    That needs climbing BTW... :p
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    went up to the top floor of the tower, but not out onto the roof


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    Hillman Minx!!! Fannytastic. :)
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    Nice one dude, looked a lovely day, great pics! glad ur missus can see wot its all about now

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    Nicely done, I love that truck slowly disappearing into the brambles!

    :)
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