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Museum has new Knockaloe exhibition

Roy Baker at the Leece Museum Peel with items from Knockaloe that are on show at an exhibition at the museum.

Roy Baker at the Leece Museum Peel with items from Knockaloe that are on show at an exhibition at the museum.

The Leece Museum in Peel has some new exhibits and is holding a First World War and Knockaloe Camp exhibition this month.

Among the new exhibits on display are Natural History and Antiquarian Society books, photographs, and papers and account pages from Charley Whitfield’s chemist, all donated by Malcolm and Hazel Hannan.

Also new is a framed notice from the harbours on the scale of charges for the hiring of rowing boats in Peel.

The new exhibition has been set up with the help of Steve Hall, who works at Manx Utilities and has a wealth of Knockaloe artefacts and knowledge.

Museum curator, Roy Baker said: ‘We’ve been meaning to do it for a while, Steve is a friend who collects Knockaloe items from all over the world and he said how about having an exhibition.

‘He has lots of artefacts along with letters, cards and photographs from the Knockaloe Camp.

‘It’s really good with tons of interesting facts. It’ll run over the next few months, depending on how popular it proves really.’

The museum also also announced in its latest report that there had been a total of 2,644 visitors for the first half of 2014 which is slightly down compared to 2013.

 

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