Object of the Month
Each month we feature a different object from the museum's collections or exhibitions.
This unusual box was made by a German prisoner of war while he was interred at the Munlochy PoW camp sometime in the early 1940s. He has created an embossed design on a thin sheet of pewter(?) and then covered a wooden cigar box with it. The prisoner gave the box to the farmer he worked for – at Lettoch Farm, west of North Kessock. We wonder where the soldier got the sheet metal from, and under what circumstances he was able to get the tools to make such a fine object. And what was his name?
It has been loaned for display in our current 'Pots and Pans' exhibition of local history items by Mr ML Wood of Rosemarkie