Signs of World War II at Markeaton Park
During World War II, The Park became a training camp.
In hot dry periods outlines of other buildings can be seen in the grass.
What is on view at all times is ‘utility building’ at the Station near the Car Park.
World war II, seen at the Train Shed of the MPLR.
On the right of the coaches the canteen shutters of the NAAFI.
Although the canteens were called ‘the NAAFI’ this is the name of a broader organisation of service personnel provisions; “Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes”.
This side was the canteen seating served through these shutters, other side the kitchen.
DANGER RAIL TRAFFIC
DO NOT TRY TO VIEW THIS WITHOUT PERMISSION.
Utility brickwork, because during WWII resources were scarce, here the bricks are laid on their sides to use less bricks. A walk around the buildings shows repairs with bricks laid normally, in contrast to original bricks on edges.
Don is getting some pictures of the NAAFI in use.
Watch this space.
There is a now shallow bomb crater in the woodland.
Load the Pitch & Putt map look for the red triangle.