Digital Archive

Since Eden Camp opened to the public as a museum in 1987, our visitors have been donating items to our archive which has continued to grow into a collection of national historical importance. In order to make this valuable resource open to the public and thanks to funding from the government’s #hereforculture Cultural Recovery Fund, we have begun the long process of making it available online. We’ve started with documents relating to the museum’s time as a prisoner of war camp but we’re adding new material every week on a wide variety of topics, so keep checking back for more.

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Copy of a letter to all Home Guard recruits No.6 platoon, "B" company, 70th West Riding (staincross) battalion. August 1942. re: parades with lists of excuses for not attending parade that are not reasonable.; 75551
Fieldpost postcard from Franz Glanz to family Leopold Glanz 11/03/1943. concerned about family Allied bombing Munich 09/03/1943. in German with English translation. Franz Glanz a POW at Eden Camp; 71515
Fieldpost no 40889 postcard from uffz Franz Glanz to family Leopold Glanz 21/03/1943. postcard mentions receipt of packages, his accommodation,his cat & oaken dresser. in German with English translation. Franz Glanz a POW at Eden Camp.; 71516
Handwritten letter from Franz Glanz to his parents 01/08/1943 Eastern front. he believes war has reached its climax. in German with English translation. Franz Glanz a POW at Eden Camp.; 71518
Postcard of a painting by Wilhelm Feldmann sent by fieldpost from Franz Glanz to parents 15/08/1943. in German with English translation. Franz Glanz a POW at Eden Camp.; 71519
Handwritten letter dated 05/09/1943 from Franz Glanz to his parents. sent by fieldpost from Eastern front. in German with English translation. Franz Glanz a POW at Eden Camp.; 71520
Christmas card - of type sent by British P.O.W.'s in Germany; 5365
Manuscript lists (2) - purported to be list of German POW's in hut 33 at Eden Camp - Old Malton; 5381
German P.O.W. manuscript notebook - possibly from P.O.W. Camp 83 - Old Malton; 5385
Poem - "Ode to a horse" - dedicated to 28 Squadron R.A.F. India; 5409
Ship's Berthing card (green) - "D" deck - section 7 - mess table 170; 5411
R.A.F. forms (4) (blank) - 1125 1125A 4802 4804 - aircraft inspection - modification - aero-engine - propeller records; 5421
Extract from the Daily Telegraph 12/03/1945 - "The 53rd Welsh Division"; 12/03/1945; 5452
Envelope - Franked "Leeds Feb 13 1929" - addresssed to Mr. E. Todd - HELMSley; 13/02/1929; 5455
R.A.F. identification card for mechanical transport drivers - Cpl A.J. Boddy 24/11/1942; 24/11/1942; 5463
R.A.F. permanent pass (blue) & 2 copies - R.A.F. form 557 (blank) - (photocopies in hut 9 & hut 26); 5464
Christmas dinner menu - 117 rail feeding point - British Army of the Rhine - Christmas 1945; 25/12/1945; 5477
Documents (3) re: Albert Cyril Parkin-Coates selection by ballot for underground mining industry - Bevin Boys - 31/12/1943; 1/01/1943; 5484
Photocopy - list of camps in Scotland and the north of England for German P.O.W.s - 1939-1945; 5493
List - staff serving at Eden Camp - Old Malton - 1948; 1/01/1948; 5495
Catalogue - "Ulric of England" - Kaiser Reich & third Reich German collectables; 1/01/1986; 5496
Extract from house of commons minutes 03/07/1987 re: Eden Camp; 3/07/1987; 5500
National registration identity card in brown holder - Charles Dale - HELMSley - 19/05/1943; 19/05/1943; 5502
Forces Christmas aerogramme - from E. Lawton; 5520

Useful Links:

How to Search the Eden Camp Digital Archive – Information on the different ways of searching the Eden Camp Digital Archive using the eHive platform.

Request Records of Deceased Service Personnel – Information from on how to apply to the MOD for the records of deceased service personnel.

International Committee of the Red Cross – The place for information on requesting the records of WW2 prisoners of war.

Repatriated Landscapes – An excellent, up to date and well illustrated record of prisoner of war camps in the UK.

If you would like to donate or loan any items to our archive for preservation and/or display, please get in touch with our Archivist, Summer to make an appointment. You can see what we no longer accept by clicking here.