The Italian chapel in Orkney –

The Italian chapel in Orkney

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A limited edition print from a mixed media painting by Orkney artist Jane Glue
printed on C-Type Matt

 The Italian chapel was built during WW2 by the Italian prisoners of war who were imprisoned in Orkney to build the famous  Churchill Barriers. The interior of the chapel is beautifully decorated with anything the prisoners could find to hand. There is driftwood used for walls and bully beef tins made into lanterns, but most of all there are amazing hand painted murals and wrought ironwork  created by the prisoners. There were originally two chapels but only one was saved. It is wonderful that we still have this amazing building.