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Communion cup

Date made: c.1918

Description: Stainless steel communion cup. Shallow dish with ear to one side. Stamped beneath 'Kreis AG St Gallen' and 'I.O.M.' Ear has a faint stamp -'PF'.

The communion cup is believed to have belonged to a German priest in Knockaloe.

During the First World War (1914-1918) the Isle of Man was used as an internment base for civilian ‘enemy aliens’. They were held 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.

Measurements: overall: x 2.5 x 13 cm

Materials: Stainless steel

Object name: Communion Cup

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 2003-0148



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