Drama Performed by Prisoners of War, Brocton Camp,

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Date:1916 - 1918 (c.)

Description:German Prisoners of War taking part in a theatrical production at Brocton Camp.

During the First World War two military camps were built on the Chase - Brocton Camp, which was located near to Anson's Bank, and Rugeley Camp which extended along Penkridge Bank. The two camps were separated by the Sherbrook Valley.

At Brocton there was a large German Prisoner of War camp. When the huts were removed after the war had ended, a small escape tunnel was found, although there is no evidence of an attempted escape.

Prisoners of War at Brocton were allowed considerable freedom; many worked on farms or in other industries.

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Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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