Remembering the Morpeth camp

Krystyna Wojcicka, who grew up in Morpeth Camp.
Krystyna Wojcicka, who grew up in Morpeth Camp.

Stories from the Morpeth ‘crash camp’ will be told on TV as part of BBC commemorations of the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Many Polish families, along with locals, lived in the camp at Morpeth Common after the Second World War.

Zbigniew Nurowski and his wife Kathleen who settled in Morpeth.

Zbigniew Nurowski and his wife Kathleen who settled in Morpeth.

On Monday some will recount their experiences in the Friends Or Foes? programme.

As well as Polish families, the documentary includes tales from German prisoners of war who settled in the region, and from German women who came to England after marrying British servicemen.

People talk about how they dealt with separation from their homeland and family and forged a new life in Britain.

Among those featured from Morpeth are Zbigniew Nurowski and his wife Kathleen, and Krystyna Wojcicka who grew up in the camp.

The programme will air at 7.30pm on BBC One in the North East and Cumbria.