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World War II Internment Camp - Ramsey, Isle of Man
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm
N 54° 19.712 W 004° 22.942
30U E 410104 N 6020956
Quick Description: The concrete squares visible on the Mooragh Promenade today are the only remaining traces of a World War II Internment Camp.
Location: Isle of Man
Date Posted: 11/17/2017 7:47:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMX2EQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:
The concrete squares visible on the Mooragh Promenade today are the only remaining traces of the Camp and were used to hold the upright post which supported the barbed wire fences which surrounded the Camp.

The Mooragh Internment Camp in Ramsey was the first World War II Internment Camp to open on the Isle of Man. It received its first internees on Monday 27th May 1940.

The Camp was used to hold enemy aliens who had been living in Britain at the outbreak of hostilities. It was feared that these people might act as spies or be likely to assist Britain's enemies in the event of an invasion. The internees were held in the Camp until their risk level had been assessed.

The Camp comprised 30 boarding houses and hotels along the Mooragh Promenade as well as some nearby bungalows and houses which were used for billeting the military guards. Also inside the Camp was Mooragh golf links which the internees used as a recreational area.

The Camps was surrounded by a double row of barbed wire fencing which on the seaward side extended to within a few feet of the sea wall to permit an narrow walkway for the patrolling guards.

The Camp was closed on 2nd August 1940.

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