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PoW camp tunnel escape remembered on 70th anniversary

A former German prisoner of war camp in Bridgend is being opened to mark the 70th anniversary of the escape of around 70 detainees.

They tunnelled out of Hut Nine at the former Island Farm camp on 10 March 1945 before later being rounded up.

The hut, which is all that survives of the camp, is being opened to the public on Saturday and Sunday.

A number of artefacts were retained before the camp was flattened, including graffiti painted by inmates.

BBC Radio Wales reporter Carys Hepworth spoke to Richard Williams of the Hut Nine Preservation Group.

  • 07 Mar 2015