GROUP - GRWP CADWRAETHWYR
former GERMAN Prisoner of War Camp 198 & Special Camp
The next Island Farm Open Weekend
Event is likely to be March 2019. Dates are to be agreed.
The booking process is currently
closed. It will reopen nearer to the time
of the Event. However you can email
request to be added to an email notification list which we use to
notify people when the booking process reopens.
The cost of the Event is free, but
we do respectfully ask for donations (suggested is £5 per person).
Donations fund our current and future work on improving
Hut 9 and the
The Hut 9 tours usually begin on the hour at
9am on Saturday (last
tour commencing at 3pm), and 9am on Sunday (last tour commencing
also at 3pm). Each tour
lasts approximately 90 minutes.
The Event is not
suitable for children under 5 or people with mobility issues.
We are a
local group of four volunteers that have been asked to help preserve Hut 9, the last
remaining building on the
Island Farm site in Bridgend, South Wales.
We have many
aims for the future and some of these include the preservation of the building,
its escape tunnel (The Welsh Great Escape) and the collection and preservation of
all material pertaining to Island Farm and its former Prisoner of War Camp. This includes photographs,
documents, eyewitness accounts and day-to-day objects used in the camp.
Brett Exton - Chair
Stel Anthony - Secretary
Richard Williams - Treasurer
Wayne Gill - Project Manager
Neil Gibbon - Deputy Project Manager
Hut 9, Island
Farm P.O.W. Camp and ROF Bridgend
FOLLOW us on
Hut9 Preservation Group
are two Bridgend websites, created and maintained
by local historians/ members of our Preservation Group, containing bags of information, facts, figures and
very rare pictures. These websites are very unique and the
and main global
source material reference on the web regarding the Island
Farm PoW Camp and the Munitions Ordnance factory in Brackla.
by Brett Exton
by Richard Williams
The Hut 9 Preservation Group, this web site and the
two websites given above are dedicated to the
history and research of the Island Farm POW camp,
the German POWs and the ROF in Bridgend, interned
during the years 1938 -1948. Although the web sites
make reference to profiles of many POWs both during
WWI and WWII, our Group and the web sites are not
about the politics of Nazism.
The extensive use of photographs within these web
sites are done so for historical purposes and should
not be viewed as an attempt to glorify the tragic
and sad events of WWII.
The web sites do not support in any way those who
would condone or embrace individuals, groups and/or
organisations that are intolerant, racist or
The web sites do not support or endorse those that
use the theme of WWII history to further their own
It is through education, study and research that one
may come to their own conclusions about WWII and the
German experience. Those that do not attempt to do
so are guilty of ignorance. Only through honest,
objective and impartial research can one ever hope
to understand the plight of so many millions of
people during the Second World War.
The web sites are respectfully dedicated to all
those who suffered and died during the most
devastating war in human history, on all sides.
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