German prisoners of war first arrived in the Evesham area in 1917, but the question of using prisoner of war labour was first raised in The Evesham Journal towards the end of 1916. Chris Smith has spent long hours sitting over a microfilm reader at the library transcribing articles. We are extremely grateful for his contribution.
Some 30 or so articles appeared in the newspaper. See World War 1 Prisoners in Evesham to view the articles.