Remains of camp where Poles resettled after war
In the Fifties, there was a cinema in the middle of a woodland in Checkendon... and a swimming pool, school, shop and chapel.
Now people come from all over the country to visit the remains of a resettlement camp where hundreds of people once lived.
After the Second World War, Checkendon was home to Polish war refugees. There were 228,000 Polish troops in the British army and many were displaced after the conflict, ending up living in huts surrounding the woods and common land at Checkendon as well as at Nettlebed and Kingwood Common.
From 1946, they could join the Polish Resettlement Corps, a unit of the army set up to help them prepare for civilian life in Britain.