When will the project start?

Building work on the Visitor's Centre is now well underway to renovate the old village school and create a professional, bright and informative centre for descendants to visit for many years to come.The old school is the perfect venue, being directly opposite the camp, adjacent to the graves of the internees who never left the village, and the location of so many court cases and inquests relating to the camp a cenury ago. Over the past three years, we have been focussed on our work of bringing together what is a huge amount of fragmented information about the civilians interned in the British Isles from sources all over the world.

The project to develop the Visitor's Centre has now been fully funded by the Patrick community.

As well as being used as the Visitor's Centre, it is hoped that the regeneration of the old village school will help us to generate sufficient income from lettings to support the ongoing running of the Visitor's Centre.

Ongoing, the Charity will be run to break even for the benefit of the community and visitor with all surplus funds reinvested in its continual improvement.