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TITLE
Italian Chapel, Lamb Holm, Orkney
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DONALD_ORKNEY06
PLACENAME
Lamb Holm
DATE OF IMAGE
2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Janine Donald
SOURCE
Janine Donald
ASSET ID
22397
KEYWORDS
Second World War
chapels
POWs
Italian Chapel, Lamb Holm, Orkney

This photograph is of the Italian Chapel on the island of Lamb Holm in Orkney. It was constructed during World War II by Italian prisoners of war, stationed on the island between 1942 and 1945 to help construct the Churchill Barriers at Scapa Flow.

The building was constructed using Nissan huts placed end to end. Much of the interior decoration was done by Domenico Chiocchetti (1910-1999) a native of Moena (Italy) who remained on the island after peace was declared to finish his work.

In 1958 a group of locals set up the Chapel Preservation Committee and two years later Chiocchetti returned to the chapel to assist in its restoration. Today the chapel is a popular tourist destination

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Italian Chapel, Lamb Holm, Orkney

2000s

Second World War; chapels; POWs

Janine Donald

This photograph is of the Italian Chapel on the island of Lamb Holm in Orkney. It was constructed during World War II by Italian prisoners of war, stationed on the island between 1942 and 1945 to help construct the Churchill Barriers at Scapa Flow.<br /> <br /> The building was constructed using Nissan huts placed end to end. Much of the interior decoration was done by Domenico Chiocchetti (1910-1999) a native of Moena (Italy) who remained on the island after peace was declared to finish his work. <br /> <br /> In 1958 a group of locals set up the Chapel Preservation Committee and two years later Chiocchetti returned to the chapel to assist in its restoration. Today the chapel is a popular tourist destination