Hall was POW safe haven

MEMBERS of WATNALL WOMEN’S INSTITUTE (WI) know their hall was used as a tracking station during World War Two.

But they have also learned that Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall was a place of peace and sanctuary during the conflict. “It was a safe haven for groups which varied from schoolchildren to prisoners-of-war, both Italian and German,” said Mick Whysall during a talk to the WI.

“Wollaton Hall also housed soldier evacuees of Dunkirk to recuperate from their ordeal.”