Keys to the Past

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Windlestone (County Durham)

It is documented that during the First World War Windlestone Hall was used as a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) hospital. In the Second World War it is documented that a military camp was also located nearby that was used as a training ground and POW camp, but its exact location is unknown and no suggestive remains have ever been found.

Reference number:D44393
Event(s):The identification of Historic Landscapes in Durham Project; Chris Blandford Associates

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