GRWP CADWRAETH Hut 9 preservation group

Former German POW Camp

Island Farm, Bridgend, WALES



Island Farm iPod/ iPhone App



The BCBC project team launched an iPhone/ iPad App, so go out there and get it. It is FREE!!!


The app is designed for the iPhone and iPad.

We are considering the development of an Android App in the very near future.


App Description - The Welsh Great Escape began on the 10th March 1945. 70 German prisoners of war escaped from Camp 198 on the outskirts of Bridgend. The site is known locally as Island Farm. Only one building remains - Hut 9 - the hut that housed the escape tunnel. Hut 9 is now a Grade II listed building. The Island Farm App explores the history of the site from pre World War ll when it was still farmland, through the war preparations, war time, the escape and on to present day. Augmented reality is used to recreate the buildings that no longer exist and 3D animations to enable exploration of the interior of the building as it would have been in the build up to the escape and on the night of the escape. Interactive maps are used to show the layout of the camp as it once was, how far the escapees travelled and to highlight related points of interest in the Bridgend area.


See more on the App here:




   iPhone/ iPad App details and specification:

  •     Free

  •     Category: Education

  •     Updated: 14 September 2012

  •     Version: 1.1

  •     Size: 351 MB

  •     Language: English

  •     Developer: MJR Solutions Ltd

  •     2012 MJR Solutions Ltd & BCBC

  •     Rated 4+





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