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Nativity crib built by a German prisoner of war

Just after the war, German Prisoners of War were building Judge Heath Lane.

Margaret Builth, then aged seven and her sister Pauline, aged five, used to walk past their camp to get to Dr Tripletts School from their home in Ash Grove. 

'One of the prisoners said he had two daughters the same age - he said he was really missing them. He used to make us wooden toys and at Christmas he made this Nativity scene out of odd bits he found on site'.

The crib was used by Margaret and her family for many years until she gave it to the museum.

Nativity crib

 

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