Friday, February 7, 2014

Royal Enfield hostel

During World War II Royal Enfield operated an underground factory in Westwood. To host the incoming workers a hostel was constructed, pictured above. Here is  a map given to the workers higlighting "beauty" spots (eufemism for bars, notice that it does not recommend visiting all in a single day!). These buildings were later demolished to construct houses. From the Bradford upon Avon Museum.
Google Earth has historical imagery for the region from 1944. Could that little white square next to the "s" in "The Pastures" be the hostel? The hand drawn map does not square all that well with reality...

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