A research question – answered

An update to the question asked below.

I am finally starting to get to grips with what Woburn House and Bloomsbury House were, and what part they played in our Kitchener history. It has taken a while, in part because many of the existing sources assume a level of knowledge that I don’t have, and unpacking it all has taken a bit of time.

Anyway, there’s now a first draft of information at the following link, and there will also be about 4 minutes of film footage added, hopefully, in the next few days, as the owner is very kindly going to allow us to upload it to the project.

Bloomsbury House


A quick post this evening … and it’s a request for help rather than a piece of new information.

A student has got in touch who is looking into her grandfather’s history – from incarceration, to Kitchener camp, to Canada.

She wishes to contextualise what she finds to include some of the wider history.

Something she has got stuck on – and I have to say that I sympathise, because I am similarly stuck for ideas here – is in trying to find out something about the role of Woburn House (and later Bloomsbury House) in the Kitchener rescue.

If anyone knows anything about this anecdotally, please would you get in touch; if anyone knows of a written history, again, please would you let me know so I can pass it on – and use it myself!

Many thanks – and Chag Sameach – or a Happy Easter!


Kitchener camp 1939, Woburn House, London
Kitchener camp 1939, Woburn House, London