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Henfield P.O.W.Camp. 1916.

In Henfield the prisoners worked on the market gardens and were camped in the Mill Field according to what I have seen written.  The Mill Field was almost certainly the field on the north side of the windmill.  The mill has now gone but the Mill House is still there, just to the east of Mill Drive.  In the winter months the prisoners were kept in the Assembly Rooms in the High Street.  Their guards stayed in the caretakers cottage at the rear of the building.  The shell of the Assembly Rooms survives and has now been converted into shops.  Below Henfield Common, date circa 1915.

Assembly Rooms ,1916 and now.

As the building now.

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