CAMP OPENS UP ITS DOORS
Living history at Cultybraggan
Camp 21 at Cultybraggan was featured in the national event Doors Open Days recently.
Visitors took a step back in time to experience Comrie’s unique former World War Two PoW Camp.
Military vehicles and memorabilia were on show with living history groups adding to the 1940s atmosphere.
Comrie Heritage Group organised the event with the assistance of Comrie Development Trust and generous volunteers. Fiona Davidson of the group said the weekend was a huge success with hundreds of people coming through the gates over both days.
She told the Herald: “Members of the Scottish Military Vehicle group and Kampfgruppe Schottland did us proud with military displays, unsung heroes and home front history. Peter Scally’s prisoner of war exhibition is astounding and is also open on any of our guided tour days as well. The next tours will be this Sunday, October 1, from 11am to 4pm. Thank you to everyone involved for making it such a great weekend.”
Members of the Scottish Military Vehicle Group enjoyed taking part in the Shaky Village event. Suzanne Fernando of the group declared: “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed and were hugely entertained by the living history displays and reenactments including a PoW march in the camp.
“The guided tours around the camp with local volunteer experts were a huge hit, as well as the sampling of the delicious delicacies provided by some of the dedicated volunteers too. It was a fantastic event that’s sure to return again next year.”
Re-enactment PoWs are marched through the camp
Inmate Military Police catch up with a PoW
Extensive A display of WW2 memorabilia
Tea time van Comrie’s Judy McDowall, Fiona Davidson and Elaine Davidson at the NAAFI
Vroom One of the vintage military motorbikes on display
Costume drama Getting into character at Camp 21