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Religion

One of the barracks was converted into a Roman Catholic chapel featuring a copy of the icon known as the "Black Madonna of Czestochowa" (below) - note the Polish eagle at the back and the painted stars on the ceiling.

Image: Chapel with Madonna icon

Religious holidays included many processions...

Image: Religious procession

...weddings...

Image: wedding banquet

and baptisms.

Image: Baptism

Before the camp chapel was built, weddings were held in nearby Weobley:

Image: Wedding in Weobley

Christenings were followed by group photos and parties

Image: Christening photo opportunity

Image: Another christening photo op

First communions were a major event

Image: First communion

Image: communion picture

Image: Large communion group

Everyone decorated a Christmas tree (this one has a Father Christmas face made out of a Quaker Oats packet):

Image: Xmas tree


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