PRESERVATION GROUP - GRWP CADWRAETHWYR
Farm, Bridgend, Wales
GERMAN Prisoner of War Camp 198 & Special Camp XI
The booking process is CLOSED
august - September
The next Island Farm Open Weekend
Event is likely to be either in August or September 2020. Dates will
be announced once they are agreed between the Preservation Group and
The booking process is currently
closed. It will reopen nearer to the time
of the Event. However you can still email
request to be added to an email notification list which we use to
notify people when the booking process opens.
mark 75 years since the 'Welsh Great
Escape', the largest German P.O.W. escape in
Wales during WWII, that took place at Hut 9 on the
night of 10 to 11 March 1945.
Thank you all for your support and
hope to see you soon at Hut 9.
Hut 9 Preservation Group
are a local group of volunteers that have been
asked to help preserve Hut 9, the last remaining
building on the Island Farm site in Bridgend, South
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
on Facebook Hut
9, Island Farm P.O.W. Camp and ROF Bridgend
on TWITTER Hut9
are two websites, created and maintained
by local historians. They contain 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 P.o.W. 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
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 violent.
The web sites do not support or endorse
those that use the theme of WWII history to
further their own political agenda.
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
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