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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.

Popular Objects

Official copyrighted war photograph- 25th August 1940- buildings damaged by bombing raid over London; 56517
Official copyrigthed war photograph- 25th August 1940- house completely demolished by bombs; 56519
Official copyrighted war photograph- 22nd June 1940- arp workers amongst the wreckage of a house where three people died during air raid; 56525
Official copyrighted war photograph- 20th June 1940- close up of wrecked house in the South of England; 56526
Official copyrighted war photograph- 23rd August 1940- a wrecked cinema which received a direct hit; 56527
Official copyrighted war photograph- August 1940- extensive bomb damage to buildings in London; 56529
Official copyrighted war photograph- 11th October 1940- policeman inspecting damage near a bomb crater; 56531
Official copyrighted war photograph- 18th Septemebr 1940- clearing debris from damaged shop windows in London's West End; 56532
Official copyrighted war photograph- 14th September 1940- wedding ceremony in church wrecked by bombs; 56536
Official copyrighted war photograph- 18th September 1940- window models on pavement after bombing raid; 56538
Official copyrighted war photograph- 25th August 1940- remains of bombed London house; 56540
Official copyrighted war photograph- 19th June 1940- bedsteads amongst the debris of demolished house; 56542
Official copyrighted war photograph- 19th June 1940- wrecked car and garage; 56541
Official copyrighted war photograph- 12th September 1940- arp worked ducks under jet of water to bring firemen some hot drinks; 56543
Official copyrighted war photograph- 12th September 1940- Wardens and arp workers asleep in a school room inbetween calls; 56544
Official copyrighted war photograph- 15th August 1940- bomber wreckage amongst debris of damaged house; 56546
Official copyrighted war photograph- 27th July 1940- a damaged house after bombing raid on Eastern counties; 56547
Official copyrighted war photograph- 28th August 1940- workmen clearing foodstuffs from damaged shop in the north-west; 56549
Official copyrighted war photograph- 20th October 1940- man rescued from his demolished home is carried to safety by stretcher bearers; 56554
Official copyrighted war photograph- 19th June 1940- bedding amongst debris of wrecked houses; 56558
Official copyrighted war photograph- 23rd August 1940- a clergyman surveys damage to main door of church; 56559
Photograph - unidentified soldier with Jerusalem in background; 1761
Autograph card with photograph of "R.M.S. Samaria" - homeward bound from Durban to Liverpool - 31/03/1946; 31/03/1946; 1765
Copies Of Photographs - British P.O.W.s in music hall & stage productions in Stalag IIId (Berlin Steglitz) - Camp 401; 1789

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 gov.uk 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.

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