Welcome to this first incarnation of the Warth Mills Internment Camp Project website.
In a couple of months, we will launch the storytelling part of the site, exploring the men who were interned at Warth Mills, the conditions they lived in during Summer 1940 and public reaction to the Government’s internment policy. For now, we’re delighted to share our events programme and other useful information.
We’ve partnered with some fantastic venues on this project and alongside a temporary exhibition at the Fusiliers Museum in Bury, we’re inviting people to join us for conversation and music at Manchester Art Gallery, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Bury Art Museum and The Met, Bury.
The programme will kick off in June with a community day at The Met with Bury College, University of the Third Age and Workers’ Educational Association sharing the work they’ve been doing. This will be part of Refuge Week 2018 who we’re also delighted to be partnering with.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Grace Kalinowski for seeing to our initial project branding and Nine Sixty, who are designing and building this site. We hope this will be a vital resource for future researchers as well as people with a connection to Warth Mills or a general interest in internment.
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