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Cuff-links made in internment camp from bog oak

Date made: 1942

Description: Pair of 'bog-oak' cuff-links made with timber from the Bersu excavation of the Ballacagen Celtic Roundhouse. Small wooden blocks inlaid with a single strip of metal on one block and Masonic symbol on the other. Cuff-links presented in a handmade box (similar to a pianola roll box) with a handtyped presentation scroll: "P Camp Isle of Man has the honour to present 1 pair of cufflinks made by a fellow internee out of a piece of bog oak which was part of a pillar belonging to a Celtic Manor House probably the habitation of a Celtic Chief, about 300 AD. Excavated in 1942 AD at Ballyceiggan [sic] near Castletown., Isle of Man, by the fellow internee Dr G. Bersu, formerly P Camp, at present Y Camp, to Lt C. Stadan with thanks and appreciation Autumn 1943 AD H.L. Bender."

Donor's husband Lt C. Standen was Hutchinson Camp finance officer.

Measurements: Whole: 7 x 1.2 x .8 cm

Object name: Cuff-Links

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1999-0037



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