The German Prisoner of War Camp at Leigh 1914-1919, by Leslie Smith
Booklet published by Neil Richardson in 1986, 82 pages. A5 size booklet (N3983)
At the start of 1914 the Lilford Weaving Company began building a new Mill in Leigh, which is now an area of Wigan in Greater Manchester (ever since the Industrial Revolution Leigh had been a centre for weaving and spinning). But then the First World War broke out, and the half completed Mill Buildings were taken over by the British Government in 1915 as turned into a Prisoner of War camp to house captured German POW's.....
This booklet tells the fascinating history of the POW camp during the war, and is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs
Condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Has an old price printed on the front cover