Month: September 2008

Last night's dinner at the Mansion House

Hot news from London. Last night (19th) the Manx government hosted a dinner at Mansion House (the Lord Mayor of the City of London’s establishment) to celebrate the high regard in which the City holds the Isle of Man as

Last night’s dinner at the Mansion House

Hot news from London. Last night (19th) the Manx government hosted a dinner at Mansion House (the Lord Mayor of the City of London’s establishment) to celebrate the high regard in which the City holds the Isle of Man as

Parish map

This might be useful to all you genealogists. I found it here: http://www.iomguide.com/parishmap.php

Pirates reunite

Back when I was young we had to listen to the BBC. Then along came pirate radio – so called because they broadcast from a fishing vessel just outside the territorial limits – that played pop and rock every night!

Bronze Age axeheads found in Patrick

A metal detecting enthusiast found two Bronze Age axeheads on David Anderson MHK’s land. Being savvy, he didn’t clean them or remove the dirt and experts are now considering the fact that this incredibly rare find is from the Chalcolithic

Medieval manuscript causes big fuss

The Chronicles of Mann are the property of the British Museum (or so they say) and they’re hanging on to the book in the same way they clutch the Elgin Marbles. A polite request from the IOM has been turned

I like this one, too.

This is the Douglas Marina webcam.

How cool is this?!!!!

Click on the photo or here and it should take you through to one of the IOM webcams. This one is in Douglas — note the palm trees — you’ve gotta love the Gulf Stream! We’re on roughly the same

Surfing IOM

It’s a bit different from Surfing USA — it looks REALLY cold — but this is a great video from the IOM on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/kingphil1969 featuring Peel and Gansey Bay which is near Port St. Mary. I also love the

Manx Ancestry Center

There is a move afoot to move the Manx Ancestry Centre from Peel to Douglas. The Director of Manx National Heritage, Stephen Harrison, is in the middle of putting together a promotional brochure for the project,and needs, very quickly, a

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