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  • Springtown Camp Hall of Fame:

    Hall of Fame has its first nominee: ...
  • introduction

    Springtown Camp, now known as Springtown Industrial Estate, was formally an American navy base during the Second World War. The first residents of the camp left America on the 2nd May 1942; they were the 400 members of the 1st Provisional Marine Battallio...
  • Poet's Corner

    I do know that we have a number of poets who were born in Springtown Camp. I will be publishing some of their work at the Poet's Corner shortly.Now while we certainly welcome all poems on and about Springtown Camp,   ...
  • Springtown Camp Tenants 1956

    A special thanks to Willie Deery who supplied this list. I know he spent quite some time and considerable effort in obtaining it.The following list is the names and addresses of the people of Springtown Camp in 1956. This list will have changed as the yea...
  • Springtown Camp Nicknames:

    This list of Nicknames is Compiled by Seamus McConnell. We are not sure if this is a complete list If anyone knows of any other nicknames please contact me at: hugomcconnell@springtowncamp.com or contact me at the ForumWe would also like to have any photo...
  • The Springtown Camp Play

    A few years ago a woman approached me at a dance I organised and said, "Wouldn’t it be great if we could see a play about all the Derry characters, have them all on the one stage; what a show that would make". I agreed with her, but thought no more o...
  • Springtowncamp.com wants your stories:

    springtowncamp.com is looking to publish people's stories and memories of Springtown Camp.When you meet some one from Springtown Camp that you have not met for some time they usually ask you two questions.The first is, How are you? and the second is, Do y...
  • Mayor wishes springtowncamp.com every success:

    The Mayor of Derry was on springtowncamp.com's online forum and this is what she had to say: Well done, this is an excellent site and brilliant for exchanging views and news not to ...
  • Springtown Camp Documentary Planned...

    The play Springtown Camp is also going to be the subject of a documentary. It’s being written and directed by film maker Chip Sweeney (whose father Myles grew up in the camp) and co-produced by Alessio Zanin. Chip has directed, written and produc...
  • Facts and Figures

    Thanks to everyone who came online to take part in our first ever Chatterday. It's been a resounding success and continues to build upon the previous days' visits.And now, 12 days on from our launch we've been able to collate some interesting facts.... ...
  • Interview on BBC Radio Foyle

    Willie Deery and myself (Hugo McConnell) were interviewed on BBC Radio Foyle in connection with the Springtown Camp play, which is on in the Millennium Forum in January 2007, as well as the launch of the new Springtown Camp website. Anyone wishing to hear...
  • Springtowncamp.com Supports Derry Charity

    Children in Crossfire is proud to announce that it is the chosen charity of the new website www.springtowncamp.com. Children in Crossfire are the Derry based charity that helps children all over the world caught in conflict and they are celebrating their ...
  • The Springtown Camp Play

    A few years ago a woman approached me at a dance I organised and said, "Wouldn’t it be great if we could see a play about all the Derry characters, have them all on the one stage; what a show that would make". I agreed with her, but thought no more of i...
  • Online Competition Results

    > First Prize Martha Goodwin (Brandon): 27, Larkhill, Steelstown Rd.Congratulations Martha, you've won one night's board, breakfast and evening meal for two people courtesy of the Tower Hotel + two tickets for the Springtown Camp play courtesy of Willi...
  • Switching on of the Christmas Lights, A Unique Event

    As part of Chatterday, a unique event will be taking place at Springtowncamp.com at 8pm on the Saturday evening – the official "Switching on of the Christmas Lights". A well known celebrity will be entrusted with pushing the big red button to initiate t...
  • 24 Hour Chatterday to Launch on 2nd December

    Saturday, 2nd December (this coming Saturday) has been chosen to be the first ever Springtown Camp Chatterday. The aim of the event is to get as many Springtowners, their families and friends, and indeed anyone else interested online during a 24 hour peri...
  • Springtown Camp Chatterday

    Springtown Camp, for the people who lived there, had a unique sense of community. The concept for ChatterDay was to find a space where former residents could form a new community, an online one. Here they could renew old acquaintances, reminisce about the...
  • Launch of Springtown Camp Website

    Hugo McConnell has just launched the new Springtown Camp website to help collect and preserve any material that is connected to the Camp. As part of the site, a forum has been established so people can communicate with each other in regard to their memori...
  • Brendy Wilkinson MBE!

      One of Springtown Camps favorite sons has been nominated for an MBE.Brendy is being recognized for his lifetimes work and I would like to congratulate him. A full report is being garnered for the Springtowncamp.com website to celebr...