Holmbury's First World War Secret
Did you know there was a WWI German prisoner of war camp on Holmbury Hill. (If you attended the Friends speaking event 2 years ago you do!) Amazingly, the remains of the PoW camp can still be seen on the plateau just above the Glade, if you know how to find them. Many of us regularly walk our dogs or cycle past the site without even a knowing it is there. Following the recent archaeology survey (and with the help of Keith Winser), the story of Holmbury’s PoW camp is now told through a popular walking guide downloadable to your Kindle, tablet, smart-phone or PC. Directions and a walking map enable locals and visitors to explore this intriguing piece of our local history. The POWs of Holmbury Hill: A walk through First World War forgotten history (by Peter Brown) is now available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store for £1.99. Proceeds to the Holmbury Bonfire Boys.