Names of the Gibraltarian camps near Ballymena Print

NAMES OF THE GIBRALTARIAN CAMPS NEAR BALLYMENA


They were:

Camp 5 TANNYBRAKE not far from Moorfields

Camp 6 MOORFIELDS

Camp 7 CASTLEGORE

Camp 8 DUNAIRD

Camp 9 DRUMMACK

Camp 10 AUGHACULLY

Camp 11 BREKAH (Breckagh)BRIDGE

Camp 12 CORBY BRIDGE, RATHKENNY


Four camps - Dunaird (8), Drummack (9), Aughacully (10) and Brekah (Breckagh)(11) were set up just outside Broughshane. In these camps two thousand men, women and children lived in Nissan huts.

I contacted thelocal museum to discover that plaques had been erected in 1998, by Ballymena Borough Council, at the site of each camp. Armed with my camera I set out for Broughshane and with some difficulty found and photographed the sites.