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Onchan Internment Camp ten shilling banknote

Date made: 1940-1941

Maker: unknown

Description: A paper banknote printed in green with a stylised design of the Tower of Refuge with the inscription 'Onchan Internment Camp Ten Shillings 10 Shillings Isle of Man' and the serial number 2036 cancelled with three red lines drawn through it.

The banknote was purchased as part of a set of camp currency by the donor (an ex-internee) when Onchan Camp was closed as a German, Austrian camp and the remaining internees were sent to other camps. Sets of cancelled camp currency were being sold, one assumes as a souvenir, for 3/6 and the donor purchased a set to send to his brother, before he was sent to Hutchinson Camp.

The banknote was issued 7 October 1940 with serial numbers 1-5000.

Measurements: overall: 7 cm x 12 cm

Materials: paper

Object name: banknote

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 2008-0245/1



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