Fetlar Museum Digitisation Project

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General
This section includes memorabilia from World War 2. During the second World War, Sir Arthur J. Nicolson of Brough Lodge was the overall Commander of the Shetland Home Guard. Fetlar had its own division of the Home Guard, and the volunteer coast guards also kept watch on the seas from a hut on the east side of the island. Fetlar also helped a number of boatloads of Norwegian refugees, who were escaping Nazi occupation through the system of escape known as the Shetland Bus.

This exhibition also contains Fetlar Interpretive Centre's only daguerrotype, taken in California when a local man went to the gold diggings in 1849 to secure enough money to buy his land at home, and prevent his family from being evicted by the laird during the Clearances.

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Page in autograph book - signatures of Norwegian refugees Powder horn Powder horn Pistol Daguerrotype Russian coin (one side)
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Russian coin (second side) Maltese coin (one side) Maltese coin (second side) House at Houbie Aircraft West Manse
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Heritage Lottery Fund
Heritage Lottery Fund

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