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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






HUT 9 open weekend EVENT


The booking process is CLOSED


august - September  2020 EVENT


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 Re-enactors.


The booking process is currently closed. It will reopen nearer to the time of the Event. However you can still email bookings@hut9.org.uk and request to be added to an email notification list which we use to notify people when the booking process opens.



This year's Events 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


We 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 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.


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There 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 only 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 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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