Warth Mills Camp Project (HLF)

Output: Exhibition, web, print
Funder: Heritage Lottery Fund
Partners: Imperial War Museum, Manchester Jewish Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, WEA, U3A
Link: warthmillsproject.com

Unity House were award £64,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a range of content about Warth Mills, a site close to Manchester that served as an internment camp during WWII. Thousands of innocent Italians and German Jewish refugees were held in appalling conditions in the summer of 1940.

The project partnered with charities (Workers’ Educational Association, University of the Third Age), museums (Manchester Jewish Museum, Bury Art Museum, Manchester Art Gallery) and archives (Archives+, IWM) to tell the story of Warth Mills and its internees.

Outputs included a storytelling website, a print publication and an official exhibition.