Monday, 23 October 2017

Hidden Henley

A FEW weeks ago, I featured a picture showing some of the few remaining signs of the vast encampment in

A FEW weeks ago, I featured a picture showing some of the few remaining signs of the vast encampment in Nettlebed woods during the Second World War.

Some estimate that 250,000 troops were in temporary accommodation here along with tanks, armoured vehicles, trucks and ambulances, all hidden among the beech trees.

It must have been an incredible sight since they built all sorts of huts, garages, water tanks, training areas, sewerage works (which are still in use) and even a cinema.

Taking another look at the area recently, I spotted what looks like the top of one of their wells. Although it may have been capped for safety somewhere below the leaf mould, I didn’t think it wise to investigate further.

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