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Potters Hill

Military site : non-airfield

Possible location - in the Potter Hill area of High Green to the north of Sheffield.

Detailed history

Map from the HQ of the Chief Engineer, Supply, Evacuation and Maintenance Installations for the USA Air Force in the UK, dated 1st July '44, identifies Potters Hill, Yorkshire, under the sub-heading 'Replacement Centre'. Under the main heading 'Evacuation Centres', Ninth Air Force.

The Ecclesfield School Virtual Community website contains the 'Ecclesfield Memoirs' of local resident Catherine Chalmers who mentions the Americans being stationed in what had previously been a British Army Camp.

http://www.esvc.freeserve.co.uk/cathreed.htm

The camp layout can be found on the 1948 revision, 1951 (pub), O.S. sheet SK39 at grid ref 335(0)970(0).

Memoirs of local resident Catherine Chalmers (later Reed?) record that the camp was initially constructed for the British Army and only later was handed over to the Americans. Following their departure the site became a POW Camp.

US Army Post Office identifies Potters Hill as 'Army Post Office 591'. This identity followed the RCD down to Bishopstrow, Wiltshire on the troops removal from Potters Hill.

English Heritage's record description

Not yet known

Service

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2015 22:41:46 Redmist Changes to history
Sources

Ecclesfield School Virtual Community.

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2015 22:38:20 Redmist Changes to latitude, longitude, history and media associations
Sources

O.S. maps.
The Friends of Charlton Brook website.

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2015 23:34:22 Redmist Changes to latitude, longitude and history
Sources

Ecclesfield School Virtual Community - Ecclesfield Memoirs of Catherine Reed.

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2015 16:23:57 Redmist Changes to history
Sources

US Office of Chief Engineer map, 1st July, 1944.
US Office of Chief Engineer map of Army Post Offices 1st March 1944.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/archive/index.php/t...

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