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Saturday 2 February 1918 - More German prisoners arrive and lodged at Hampton House

Category World War I: Prisoners of War in Evesham
The Evesham Journal
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A hundred more German prisoners for work on the land in the Evesham district arrived on Thursday afternoon, and they are housed at Hampton House, which has been prepared for their accommodation. An additional hundred are shortly expected to be housed at Badsey Manor house and eighty more will be accommodated at Craycombe. When these contingents have some there will be five hundred prisoners employed on the land in and around Evesham.

Evesham Journal Saturday 2nd February 1918


Twenty more German prisoners arrived at Evesham this week, and they are being lodged at Hampton House. These men are skilled basket makers, and have already been placed. It is understood that they, or rather the Government, are to be paid the current rate of wages, so that there shall be no question of rate-cutting. A hundred additional prisoners are expected at Badsey shortly and eighty more at Craycombe.