Knockaloe Internment Camp & Patrick Visitor Centre

100 years ago over 23,000 men moved into our small village. Help us to tell their, and our, story

100 years ago, on 17 November 1914, over 23,000 internees, such as Josef Pilates, together with their guards, including Archibald Knox, started moving into Knockaloe Farm, Patrick Village.

A registered charity company limited by guarantee has been set up by the community of Patrick Village to use the old Patrick Schoolrooms to develop an on-site Visitors Centre and web based Archive to bring this very human aspect of Patrick Village and Island history to life.
The exhibition will use the latest technology to collate the stories of the internees, guards and village members, by reaching out to their descendants around the globe, via the internet, 100 years later.

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Images used in the design of this website are courtesy of the Knockaloe Charitable Trust, Manx Museum and the Mannin Collection.