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Island Farm, Former German POW Camp, Bridgend, WALES                   


Hut 9 Island Farm Bridgend                         


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Island Farm, Bridgend, Wales


former GERMAN Prisoner of War Camp 198 & Special Camp XI






August/ September 2019 EVENT


The Hut 9 Preservation Group is pleased to announce that our next Hut9 Open Weekend Event at Island Farm is on SATURDAY 31st August and SUNDAY 1st September 2019.



The booking process is CURRENTLY CLOSED but will reopen nearer to the time of the Event.


However you can email and request to be added to an email notification list which we use to notify people when the bookings reopen.




Please expect an auto response. If you do not receive one, then check your spam emails folder. Also if you know how, it is worth adding to your safe emails address list.


The cost of the Event is free, but we do respectfully ask for donations (suggested 5 per person). Donations fund our current and future work on improving Hut 9 and the visitors' experience.


The Event is not suitable for children under 5 or people with mobility issues.


STRICTLY no dogs, except Guide Dogs.


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.


Thank you to all our supporters

See you all soon

The Hut 9 Preservation Group


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.

Our Group's core-members are:

Brett Exton - Chair

Stel Anthony - Secretary

Richard Williams - Treasurer

Wayne Gill - Project Manager

Neil Gibbon - Deputy Project Manager


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There 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 only 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 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 all sides.


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