Over the last couple of months I have been running a Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course. It is always important to bring in a practical element so this evening we were out on the sand dunes undertaking a map and compass exercise, it was a bit too windy to go out in the kayaks in the dark.
The concrete foundations behind are the remains of a First World War Prisoner of War Camp. In March 1915 the first prisoners arrived, reaching a peak of about 1,500 but by February 1917 there were only 300 prisoners left, the others having been relocated to England. It finally closed in October 1919.