The POW labourers of Welham Green
|Photograph of Marshmoor POW camp guards 1918|
Image from the Peter Miller collection
Local historian, Mike Allen, has been researching the Marshmoor WWI POWs and finding out about the lives of the prisoners. He's illustrated the piece (below) with images from the Images of North Mymms collection.
Mike's investigations into the North Mymms POW looks into the living conditions of those held captive in the parish and how some locals feared the prisoner work parties labouring in the nearby railway sidings would commit "filthy nuisances or any other spiteful damage".