There has been a request on our Facebook page for information on the World War II prisoner of war camp at Northhill (Now Northhill Park) which lay between Laurencekirk and Auchenblae and was the only such camp in the area.

The Howe o’ the Mearns Heritage Club are keen to collect information and stories about the camp or about the prisoners who were held there.

Initially it was used for Italian soldiers and later, after Italy capitulated, for Germans.
Both groups included men who were permitted out of the camp to undertake farm work and many of those became friends with local folk.

We would be keen to hear about these encounters and also any post-war activities at the camp. At one time it was used to house borstal boys who came to the area to gather tatties.

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