Children
 
FOXLEY CAMP 1946-58
Zbigniew Pawlowicz's photos of WW2 displaced Poles in Foxley camp, Herefordshire, UK
 
 
General History
Foxley DP camp history
 
 
Foxley Manor
Foxley Manor house
 
 
Life in the DP Camp - Entertainment
Foxley DP camp scenes
 
 
School
Education was in English
 
 
Religion
Religious events
 
 
Camp barracks
Living conditions in Foxley camp
 
 
Countryside
Herefordshire countryside
 
 
Marriage and children
Bringing up children in a DP camp
 
 
Transport
Foxley was miles from anywhere
 
 
Work and Play
Earning a living
 
 
Reunion 26 September 2009
Reunion of Foxley residents
 
 

Countryside

The nearest hamlet was Mansel Lacy with its pretty post office (complete with dovecote). Also nearby was Yazor (with its spired church):

Yazor church

Foxley valley, with its small stream and rolling hills, was a source of extra food - mushrooms, sorrel, horseradish and berries were plentiful - vital for a community still managing on war rations. It was also a paradise for children.

Fallen timber was often sawn up and used in the barrack stoves.

wood sawing

Food had to be searched for carefully:

shopping basket investigation

Children played safely in the woods:

woods and stream

Walks were favourite pastimes for all ages, whether young...

children playing

...or older...

walks

...or mixed ages (Zbigniew wearing one of his cameras)...

ZP and family

Perambulating...

Perambulating!

...whatever the weather, in snow...

Catching the bus in the snow

...(and there was a lot of snow in those days)...

Posing in the snow

...or having picnics in hot sunshine.

picnic in the sun

Camp residents often posed for photos on the "bendy tree":

"Bendy" tree

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