Research

Alan Roberts tells the fascinating story of Marine Engineer Dietrich: Marine Engineer Dietrich and the Submarine War January 1918 There is great excitement in the air as a batch of German officers is to be paraded through the streets of the small market town of Skipton. The German officers themselves...

Alan Roberts will be sharing his research about some of the British staff who worked at Raikeswood Camp. His first article features Corporal John Burns of the Royal Defence Corps: The Craven Herald of 8 August 1919 gives a report on the victory celebrations that took place in Skipton the previous Saturday....

In this post Alan Roberts continues the fascinating story of the research into the German POWs held in Raikeswood Camp, Skipton in WWI. The first part of this article was intended to provide information about the various prisoners’ identities which were contained within Sachsse and Cossmann’s book, Kriegsgefangen in Skipton....

One of our team, Alan Roberts, has been researching the German prisoners and the British guards. This is the first instalment of his findings: Who exactly were the German prisoners (part 1)? This aspect of the project arose from a simple desire to find out more about not only the...

This extract from the Craven Herald (18 Jan 1918) records the arrival of the German prisoners in Skipton and gives an idea of how they were received by the local population. ‘A German “Invasion” Guarded by a number of sturdy Tommies, with fixed bayonets, the vanquished soldiers of the Kaiser...