Yvonne Cresswell, former curator at Manx National Heritage led a packed day for Friends members on 18th April. In the morning, Yvonne delivered a fascinating lecture about WW2 Internment on the Island, with information about the camps in Douglas, Ramsey and Port Erin and both the people who were held and those who guarded them. 

In the afternoon, Yvonne took us on a tour of Hutchinson Square, Douglas, a former Internment camp. Yvonne showed us the various properties on the square and told us about their functions, such as the art workshops, accommodation and offices. There were stories of naked female golfers, large dustbins full of camp rations and electric fires made from piano wire!

Huge thanks to Yvonne for giving her time and in the pouring rain too!

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