3d rendered image of the Main entrance to the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

Windsor Boys School Hamm
Germany Virtual Tour

Originally a barracks called Argonner Kaserne on Soester Straße, Hamm, Nordrhein-Westfalen and built in 1937/38, the British took control and renamed it Brixton Camp. At first the camp housed German and Austrian POW's and then went on to be the base for the Polish 61st Tank Transporter Unit.

In 1953 Brixton Camp reopened as Windsor School which was a mixed boarding school and stayed that way until 1959 when it became the male only Windsor Boys School (WBS). The nearby Newcastle Barracks opened up as Windsor Girls School (WGS).In 1981 WBS became mixed again and then finally closed its gate in 1983.

Sign saying All visitors please report to the Watchman at Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany

Remains of the Dining Block in 2020

Remains of the Dining Block. (2020)
Photograph courtesy of Chris Brooking

After seeing images online showing the remains of Windsor Boys School / Windsor school in Hamm, like many others that went to the school between 1953 and 1983 there was a disappointment that it won't be there anymore. I never really had the chance to go back to Hamm and have a look at the old buildings and always thought they would have been converted into apartments or something else. No chance of that and all that was left in 2020 was a pile of debris from the Dining block.

I have a keen interest in 3D modelling so it was time to bring the school back to life and show the buildings and grounds as they would have been during that 30 year span. 

Thanks to the kind and knowledgeable members of the Windsor Boys and Windsor Girls School FB groups there were many old photographs and even a floor plan of the entire grounds to use for reference.

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Revisit the School

Created over two years, the final virtual tour consists of 39 X 360 degree images of various locations throughout the school grounds. Included in the tour are popup image galleries displaying personal photographs from both pupils and teachers who have kindly allowed the photographs to be displayed outside the Facebook groups. A full list of the owners can be found on the tours Credits page.

3d rendered image of the swimming pool at the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

Swimming Pool

3d rendered image of the view from the fire escape at the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

Woodwork/Metalwork/Sports Hall

3d rendered image of the old shooting range at the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

Old shooting range and Garden

3d rendered image of the dining block at the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

Dining Hall

3d rendered image of the Chapel St Boniface at the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

Chapel St Boniface

3d rendered image of the old stables area at the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

Old stables area

The tour is completely free and I really hope you enjoy it.

The full tour contains thousands of images to make up the 360's and these all use a lot of bandwidth when people view them online.
Making a donation will help contribute towards the additional bandwidth charges and keep the tour online so you can return anytime.

It's also an ongoing project so more photographs will be added when I receive them from ex-students / teachers.

Donate any amount you wish and thanks for visiting.

New content for the tour

If you have any scanned images or audio that you would like to appear within the tour, 
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Here's the very first attempt of Block 5A, Balmoral and Edinburgh houses.

The first stage of modeling BlocK 5A at the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany

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Project Update - 26 May, 2022

Padre Stuart Brindley at Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

Thanks to all the people that got in touch and I'm happy there's a great deal of interest out there.

The project has been on and off over the past several months due to home and work commitments, plus I just recently acquired 3 more photographs that changed the look of a few areas so I had to get back in and redo the modeling. 

This picture of Padre Stuart Brindley shows the gravel area in the background is a lot larger than what I had originally modeled. I also misplaced the last two tree's at the end of the path. A bit OTT I'll agree but may as well get it as true to life as possible  ;-)

Rendering has started again from scratch and the current count is 15 X 360 degree renders. I also upped the size of each render to 16,000px X 8000px to get the extra detail.  

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Images of the basic 3D model

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d rendered image of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

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December 2021

I put the main project on hold as I wanted to make a winter scene based on the this image I found online showing a sunset.

Working out the direction of the shot, it was either taken from the fire escape or one of the windows up in Block 5 which was Caernarvon so I went with the window scene and included items from 1979 / 1980.

You can view the full size version here and this one allows you to zoom in and out and listen to the recorded audio track of 'Sounds Like Sunday' on the BFBS Radio show.

Snow scene at Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany

3d rendered Snow scene at Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany

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Wire Frame Views

3d wireframe views of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d wireframe views of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d wireframe views of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d wireframe views of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d wireframe views of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio

3d wireframe views of the Windsor Boys School Hamm Germany by Cicada Studio


Renders -

Testing various vegetation to see what is possible with my computer / graphics card setup.

3d test renders of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

3d test renders of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

3d test renders of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

3d test renders of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

3d test renders of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

3d test renders of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany


Experimental Renders

Mist, rain, lighting and more types of vegetation.

3d test renders of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

3d test renders of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

3d test renders of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

  • Wireframe view of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

    Wireframe View

  • Wireframe view of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

    Shaded View

  • Wireframe view of Windsor Boys School Hamm, Germany

    Rendered View

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