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#ForgottenFriday – Baby Boom!

#ForgottenFriday – Baby Boom!

While the War Office kept fathers fighting on the front line, the Ministry of Supply kept women hard at work in the factories. But Ministry of Health helped the nation’s mothers maintain another form of essential production! In the middle of one of the biggest wars in...
#ForgottenFriday – Guiseppe “Joe” Ciotoli POW

#ForgottenFriday – Guiseppe “Joe” Ciotoli POW

A story of an Italian POW, Mr Guiseppe “Joe” Ciotoli, who was held here at Eden Camp during World War Two and after, 1946. Joe Ciotoli was an infantry man who served with the Italian Army, which surrendered to the Allies at Tunisia in May 1943. He arrived...
Eden Camp Goes Green!

Eden Camp Goes Green!

Eden Camp: Our Commitment to Tackling Climate Change. #ECGoesGreen! Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum has been working hard behind the scenes and taking advantage of the difficult situation of lockdown to improve and refurbish the facilities on site. The Museum is...
#ForgottenFriday: Share A Story with Peter Hoentsch

#ForgottenFriday: Share A Story with Peter Hoentsch

As a member of the German Navy, he was captured in 1944 by Canadian troops in the British Aermel Cannel Aera of France and was given over to the British Troops at Dieppe. In the summer of 1945, he stood in the POW Camp 54 Shepstow, south west of England where he...
#Forgotten Friday: Share A Story with Otto Vengele

#Forgotten Friday: Share A Story with Otto Vengele

Otto Vengele, an Eden Camp Prisoner, shares his story. When Otto Vengele heard from his friends ‘back in England’, that his previous home Eden Camp had been turned into a museum, he came back to visit in 1992. Here, he met the then General Manager, Steve...
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