• New educational Learning Resource

    A new learning resource has been developed as part of a wider project examining the internment of ‘enemy aliens’ throughout the British Empire during the First World War. Through various classroom activities pupils can gain […]

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  • Volunteers pass 4,000 hours!

    In January 2018 the Stobs Camp Project passed a special milestone. Since the beginning of 2016 our family of volunteers have worked over 4,000 hours on the project! The images show a flavour of their […]

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  • Upcoming talks in 2019

    The Stobs Camp Project is out on the road again soon. Here are our upcoming talks: – March 22-23, 2019 – Legacies of the First World War – Birmingham Festival March 28-30, 2019 – Knockaloe, […]

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  • Stobs Camp Study Weekend

    Stobs Camp Study Weekend

    On the 18 & 19 June a free study weekend took place in Hawick focusing on Hawick’s German Prisoners and exploring Stobs Internment Camp in it’s global context. This was a fantastic, informative event led by Dr Stefan Manz […]

     
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    The Great War

    In October 1914, the authorities let it be known that Stobs was to be used as a Prisoner of War camp and a £50,000 contract was placed for the construction of 200 wooden huts which would […]

     
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    The Second World War

    Little information survives regarding the camp after the Great War. However, a specialist venereal disease hospital opened after the Armistice using the former German POW hospital. Eventually, there was a return to a summer training […]