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Pipe stand made at Knockaloe Internment Camp

Date made: 1914-1919

Description: Pipe Stand made of wood and bone by a prisoner at Knockaloe internment camp. Base contains holder for an emery board to strike matches. 7 inch x 4 inch. Given in memory of donor's late father, Philip Lewis Crellin.

Internees were held on the Isle of Man in two camps, a requisitioned holiday camp in Douglas and a purpose built camp located at Knockaloe near Peel on the west coast of the Island. These held at their peaks over 4,000 and 23,000 men in some cases for nearly five years between opening in 1914 and final closure in 1919. Over 30,000 men passed through Knockaloe between 1914 and 1917, more than the population of Douglas the largest town.

Measurements: overall: 17.3 cm x 10.3 cm x 10.6 cm

Materials: mammal bone, wood

Object name: pipe stand

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1970-0011



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