Having looked through the entries in here and noticed that the camp I was born and raised was missing, I felt it prudent to at least open a thread to see if any other users remember the Checkendon Camp and life as we knew it then. At the age of 57, I still have memories of the camp and life as it was then in the early to mid fifties - perhaps the one memory that has stayed with me all these years was that we were a community that cared and supported one another - a far cry from life in what today we call the modern world. People have asked me if I could re-live my life, would I include my years at the camp in it? If I had to do it all again, the years at the camp would always be included - whilst many people there saw poverty to a certain degree, they were happy and a community spirit existed.
Hello Im new to this site, my father was living in checkendon polish hostel, I am starting to retrace his footsteps. I know he came to uk in 1948 on ss orbita on 2 april, In checkendon he met my mother and married his name was Stanislaw Chmielowski my mothers name was Ruth chmielowski Im not sure if anyone can help me find any info about him or his life in checkendon but would be grateful if anyone could give me any search tips, I also know while living there he worked at the TB hospital in Henley