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Living with the wire: guided walks
11 October 2019
Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man
Civilian Internment during the Second World War
As part of the Isle of Man’s annual Heritage Open Day weekends in October, there will be a programme of guided walks around the Island’s capital, Douglas and nearby Onchan, looking at the sites of various Second World War civilian internment camps.
Join MNH Curator Yvonne Cresswell on a series of walking tours exploring the major role that the Isle of Man played in civilian internment during the Second World War. The guided walks will provide an opportunity to discover where the various civilian internment camps were created out of the Island’s tourist accommodation of hotels and boarding houses along Douglas promenade and around Onchan. Visitors will also be able discover more about what daily life would have been like for those ‘living with the wire’ on the Island – for the internees, military and Manx living on both sides of the wire.
Friday 4 October and Friday 11 October 2019 (tours start at 10:30am and 2pm and last for approximately two hours)
Pre-booking required. Bookings open on manxnationalheritage.im September 2019.