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Sheet from Onchan Internment Camp Pioneer Newsletter, 1941.

Sheet from Onchan Internment Camp Pioneer Newsletter, 1941.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 1999.38.7


Onchan Internment Camp

In 1940, the British government introduced a policy of internment for refugees regarded as 'enemy aliens'. Onchan Internment Camp was one of several on the Isle of Man. The newsletters produced by the internees demonstrate the wide range of activities that they organised. There is also an envelope from a letter to an internee that bears the clear marks of the official censor.

Orders of Removal

Before the introduction of the welfare state, parish relief was the system for obtaining welfare benefits. Failure to satisfy certain requirements for residence, meant that an order of removal would be issued for the individual to be returned to the parish where he or she had the legal right of settlement. In these cases, this meant returning to Ireland.

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