KINMEL MILITARY CAMP, BODELWYDDAN

Site Details



NPRN
401319
Map Reference
SH97NE
Grid Reference
SH994755
Unitary (Local) Authority
Denbighshire
Old County
Flintshire
Community
Bodelwyddan
Type of Site
MILITARY CAMP
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Modern;20th Century

Site Description

Kinmel Military Camp was a huge facility constructed during the First World War. It was served by the Kinmel Camp Railway (nprn 34761) from Foryd Junction on the North Wales main coast line from 1915. The Camp is infamous for the riot of homesick Canadian troops in 1919 awaiting de-mobilisation after the war.
Most of the site is now an industrial estate but a part to the south of the A55 road (which cuts through the site) is still in military use: it includes a camp, small-arms ranges and a dry training ground. As well as accommodating up to 250 troops, it is used as a base for training in nearby Snowdonia National Park. Several original buildings are believed to remain in this area.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 30 April 2008.

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