Does anyone have any info on the above camp? my grand parents szymon and weronika strupinski came over from italy with the polish 2nd corps in 1946. have no info on them or their journey here. any info would be greatly appreciated.
There is a book about this camp writen by Marian Sobieraj who lives in teh southampton eastleigh area. You may be able to find his address in the phone book. There are some names mentioned in the book but it is mostly a history with photographs. They may be in it. Best regards, Wladek
The Piech family, my father, mother and myself, lived in Hiltingbury Camp for six years from 1946-1952. I have quite a few photos taken in the camp. Many of the photos focus on family events and are in Marian Sobieraj's book. As already written, it is mostly a pictorial record of camp life. I met Marian a few years ago when I visited England. I can dig up his address if you would like it. He lives in Eastleigh, not too far from the original site of the camp. I am most interested in contacting anyone who lived in the camp as a child. The people that my family has maintained contact with are the Olearnik, Makowski, and Kiljan families. The latter two are in Canada, one Olearnik sister lives in Minneapolis, U.S. and the other in the Southampton area. I live in the U.S. It would be interesting to know more about where everyone ended up.
Post by barrychinchen on Jun 28, 2011 17:30:33 GMT
I am not Polish, but am interested in the Local History of the Borough of Eastleigh as it was from 1936-1972. Polish people were housed in huts in Chestnut Avenue from 1949 till perhaps 1956. I have lists of the heads of household of the 50 huts up to 1954, but the records after this have not been kept. Only a few registered to vote in elections so this source is unhelpful. Although I saw these Nissen Huts from the Road I do not remember exactly where they were. Does a map or plan exist?
The Hiltingbury Camp was different in that it was not run by the Authorities in Eastleigh, therefore the hut numbering and lists of names cannot be found locally. Does anyone know if this information has been kept. The only plan I have of this camp was the one used when it was built in 1941
Post by maryfreemantle on Nov 11, 2011 9:55:35 GMT
i am looking for information of a family that stayed on the camp from 1948 until the summer of 1949, their name is szewczyk. i would like to know the where they went to and in particular would like to know anything about the son who was then aged 18years, his name was mieczyslaw (mietek)thank you
I'm new to the forum and have just posted a topic on Hursley Park which I believe was a satellite camp to Hiltingbury. If anyone here knows anything about it I'd really appreciate the help and information..
Hello I ame Angele Olearnik and my father, Mieczyslaw Olearnik and his brother Julek where in a camp in England. I would like to know which camp they lived and if there are any foto's of them? Greatings Angele Olearnik
I lived in the Hiltingbury Camp with my parents, elder brother, and sister, until 1957 when we were resettled. I wonder if anyone has knowledge of a couple named Piekarski, who left with their small son Janusz for the USA in the mid 1950's? I think they went to Chicago, but may be quite mistaken. My name is Andrzej Neyman, and I now live in Scotland. I would be glad to hear from anyone who knew our family in the canp.
Hi all I am a member of Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Polskich Weteranów w Southampton or Friends of Polish Veterans Association Southampton. We are planing to place a commemorative plaque in Polish Community Club in Southampton related to Hiltingbury Dependants' Hostel. I would like to collect personal stories about people who lived in Hiltingbury Camp. It would be great to have a meet up in Polish Club and talk to anyone who lived there or there relatives. It would be great as well to collect those stories in to a booklet. Please get in touch. Pawel