Collection: James Edwin Harding Collection Photographs
Black and white prints related to the service of James Edwin Harding, Director of Wooler Camp, on behalf of the YMCA circa 1947/1948. The collection includes photographs of individuals who lived and worked at the camp, life in the camp, and photographs of the camp buildings.
Individual identified include:
Janis Bremers (Assistant Cook), George Golubovs, Kivimagi (Estonian leader of the Partisans), Boris Roberts (welfare officer and Latvian interpreter), Tormakula (Estonian interpreter), Sacha Jonson, Elmer Mikazans, Anton (one of the cooks), Bunka, Sacha Blomercas, James Harding, and his son Peter Harding.
'Hut 8' Christmas dinner being celebrated at Prestwick, Northumberland, 1947, photographs taken at Ponteland, Northumberland, a group at Lake Windermere, August 1948, and activities at Wooler including forestry, a work detail after a snowstorm, Kivimagi's wedding, and activities on Whit Monday 1948, these include boxing matches, basketball, and football. The donor suggested that the Whit Monday activities were part of a public open day at the camp.
With the collection is a typed account written by Peter Harding detailing some of the experiences he had during his time working with the Displaced Persons at Wooler, part of Operation Westward Ho.