Prees Heath Camp – Cheshire Observer 5th December 1914

Setting Up Prees Camp - Chester Observer 5th December 1914

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New Training Camp Army Authorities and Prees Heath

Army officers have inspected Prees Heath, near Whitchurch, with a view to its being used as a military training camp for 15,000 men of Kitchener’s Army. Prees Heath is an ancient common, covering some thousands of acres of land. The sub-soil is sandy. The heath stands on high ground, and is flat over its whole five miles’ length. It is intersected by the main road between Chester and Shrewsbury. The railway connection is also good.

Cheshire Observer 5th December 1914

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