3 October 2021
Hut 9 fundraiser -
Thank You for your
you have Helped OUR GROUP
preserve the history of Island Farm
We raised funds for the purchase of
our Visitor Centre; the building which has kindly been loaned to us
Our Visitor Centre, on 11 March 2017
Preservation Group we have been established for 10 years and have
built up incredible public support. We host open weekends which are
so popular. They are fully booked literally in a few days with over
a thousand people attending over the course of a single weekend.
From your generous donations raised during
these events we have already secured a considerable amount and with
your donations we
raised the remaining funds required to purchase the Hut 9
We would continue to refurbish and
use this building as a Visitor Centre / museum. Without
this building we have no storage, no display area or building from
which to give our history talks.
Island Farm has been featured on numerous
TV programmes and its history has literally touched countries across
the world and we would truly be grateful if you could make a
donation and help us to reach our target and preserve the WWII
history of Bridgend.
Sincerest thanks for your solid support
Hut 9 Preservation Group CIO
& the cohort of our
Volunteers and Re-enactors that bring our events to life...
15 October 2021
Channel 5, Tuesday 19 October 2021
Walking Wartime Britain - Episode
Discovering the people and places
that changed the course of WWII
Hosted by acclaimed presenter
Brett Exton tells the story of
the Hut 9 Escape Tunnel
and the Welsh Great Escape
are a local group of volunteers who have
been asked to help preserve Hut 9, the
last remaining building on the Island
Farm POW camp site. Our group became a Charitable
Incorporated Organisation since February 2022.
history of this unique prisoner of war camp is of National significance
for the 1939-1945 war period.
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
Hut 9 Preservation Group and the cohort
of our volunteers and re-enactors who
bring Hut 9 to life, are looking forward
welcoming you to our next Open Weekend Event at Island Farm.
CIO - FOUNDATION
Registered in England & Wales 25 Feb
Our Charitable Objects as per our
1. TO PROMOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
PUBLIC THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION
OF THE CADW DESIGNATED HISTORIC ASSET
(11362), HUT 9 AT PRISONER OF WAR CAMP
198 AND SPECIAL CAMP XI, ISLAND FARM.
WORKING WITH THE LOCAL AUTHORITY, CADW
AND OTHER RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS TO
PRESERVE AND SAFEGUARD THE BUILDING AND
LOCAL HISTORY FOR THE BENEFIT OF FUTURE
2. TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE
HISTORY OF THE SITE THOUGH THE MEDIUM OF
SITE VISITS, PRESENTATIONS, RESEARCH AND
Thank you all for your support and
hope to see you soon at Hut 9.