Alison Jones was an excellent guide for our visit to the Centre for WWI Internment on Saturday 4th May.

After an opportunity to preview the exhibition which will be opened officially to the public on Friday 10th May, Alison gave an overview of how the original idea had been turned into the reality of an interesting exhibition space with associated research facilities.

This was followed by a guided walk, starting in the churchyard and then across the road and on the farm street up to Knockaloe. On the way, Alison stopped in various places to explain something of how the camp had developed and what was where. An app has been developed for people to access information via QR codes on posts en route. For this visit, Alison distributed a collection of photographs amongst the 20 people present so that they could see exactly what she was talking about.

Grateful thanks to Alison, to her husband (and fellow Trustee), Richard – and, of course, to Humphrey the dog – for the opportunity to see the exhibition and have so much explained in relation to the site itself.