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Cappello Nevio WWII Italian POW in Presteigne POW Camp n. 48
« on: Tuesday 28 February 17 15:13 GMT (UK) »
Hello everybody. I'm writing from Italy.
My grandfather has been detained as a POW from 1941 till 1946 in POW Camp n. 048 which I recently found out was located in Presteigne.
The camp was situated in Slough Lane near Hill Farm and is now a small private housing site.
My grandfather was a barber and I know that, in addition to the work the prisoners had to do in the fields and so on, he used to go from farm to farm to cut hair and beards and he got paid with eggs, vegetables etc. It helped make the captivity a bit easier and sweeter for him and all of his fellows.
I'm looking for any information about the camp and any story about that period in Presteigne.
Who knows if someone will remember this young Italian prisoners who cut hair at that time!
Thank you very much if someone will be able to help!

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Re: Cappello Nevio WWII Italian POW in Presteigne POW Camp n. 48
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 February 17 17:08 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat.
I suppose you have googled Presteigne pow camp? there are pages and pages (as usual) including:
http://islandfarm.jimnet-backbone.co.uk/aspBoardDetail.asp?Id=1741
". . . my late father PIETRO PLUDA  was held at camp 48 Greenfield farm, Presteigne, Radnor from beginning of 1943 to May 1946. Any description or photos of this camp?"

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Re: Cappello Nevio WWII Italian POW in Presteigne POW Camp n. 48
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 20 May 17 19:26 BST (UK) »
I have a photo of Camp 48 Presteigne if you let me have your email address I will send it.

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Re: Cappello Nevio WWII Italian POW in Presteigne POW Camp n. 48
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 November 18 13:29 GMT (UK) »
Caro Italian Seeker,
sono il figlio di un compagno di prigionia e amico di tuo nonno Nevio, che si chiamava Carlo, di Firenze, ed č stato al campo 48 dal 1941 al 1946.
Ho conosciuto tuo nonno quando ero un ragazzino, l'ho incontrato a Ferrara circa cinquant'anni fa insieme ad un altro ex POW di nome Alfredo.
Ho scoperto il tuo post solo pochi giorni fa e mi piacerebbe comunicare direttamente con te, puoi darmi indicazioni?
Cari saluti

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Re: Cappello Nevio WWII Italian POW in Presteigne POW Camp n. 48
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 November 18 18:08 GMT (UK) »
Caro Paolo54, che piacere mi ha fatto leggere il tuo messaggio. Sarei davvero contento di mettermi in contatto con te, ma qui non riesco a mandare messaggi privati.
Sperando che tu legga questa mia risposta, posso darti l'indirizzo del mio sito

Se puoi, per cortesia, contattarmi dal mio sito alla pagina info e contatti potrņ darti la mia email privata ed il cellulare.
Grazie davvero tantissimo per avere risposto!!!
In attesa di avere tue notizie... un caro saluto.
Pierluigi

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Re: Cappello Nevio WWII Italian POW in Presteigne POW Camp n. 48
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 November 18 06:47 GMT (UK) »
Ok, fatto come suggerito, controlla sul sito.