Month: December 2008

Recognize this?

To visitors travelling on the Steam Packet this is a very familiar sight — the Sea Terminal building in Douglas. Locally known as the “Lemon Squeezer”, it has been found to have unacceptable levels of asbsestos and there is talk

Victory at Wanganui in New Zealand on Boxing Day

In June last year, Shaun Harris cheated death in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race, crashing his 1000cc Suzuki at 230km/h on the final lap on the 37-mile (60km) circuit. Race officials and medics who came to his rescue

Learn Manx in 2009

I’ve mentioned this site before but now is a good time to round up those good intentions and start on your Manx lessons in time for the Homecoming. This page has “The American Inheritance” – read and learn what this

Manxmen climb Himalayan peak

MANX walkers waved the Three Legs of Mann flag at the summit of a 21,000ft peak in the Himalayas. Four Islanders took on the 17-day trek to Mera Peak in Nepal. Among the party were Parish Walkers Roey Crellin and

Dolphins celebrate Christmas off the Calf

THERE was a further sighting of dolphins off the Isle of Man on Christmas Day. At least 100 bottle nose dolphins were spotted off the Calf on Christmas Day. It has proved a busy week for dolphin spotting. Two sightings

Hunting the wren

It’s St. Stephen’s Day, or Boxing day in the English parlance, and in the Isle of Man they will be hunting the wren (this links to the Manx Radio site reporting on today’s hunt the wren with a video link)

Missing the island?

Go here and look for your home.

John Caley is a talented Manx artist and this watercolour was selected for the Manx National Heritage Christmas card, which has been produced to mark the 70th anniversary of the opening of Harry Kelly’s Cottage to the public and the

Manx Christmas – Past and Present

Click on the photo to go to the page that shares Christmas stories from old and young, including a video of Vera Nuttall here singing “Silent Night”. It is a part of the Tell Me project. In its first

In 1881 Tynwald approved the Election Bill and delivered the first instalment of women’s right to vote in parliamentary elections within the British Isles. This step also made the Isle of Man the first country in the world to give