Month: May 2009

50 Years of Honda at the TT

Nice story for motorcycle enthusiasts here as a new temporary exhibition opens at the Manx Museum on Saturday 30th May, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Honda’s arrival at the TT in 1959.Entitled ‘Honda The Golden Age’, it celebrates the phenomenal

From Major Charles Wilson, Douglas, IOM

For the Poppy appeal this year, I want to excite your imagination…………….You are a WWII allied prisoner or civilian who has escaped cross-country from your prison or homeland and now you are faced with the last great barrier to freedom

Horse Trams

It’s horsetram season! Go to this great article on the IOM Today site where Jackie Turley got the chance to ride up front with the driver and enjoy a tour of the stables in Queens Promenade. There are 31 tram

Cavendish and Cannes

Yesterday’s Giro d’Italia was a bit weird. The peleton (as the collected riders are known) decided to ride a go-slow in protest of the dire road safety afforded to them by the Italian authorities. The race only picked up in

Twayblade found

This rare orchid has been found on the IoM after 128 years. Thought to have been extinct, the Lesser Twayblade (Neottia cordata) has been found growing on land owned by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in the southern

New Steam Packet vessel

Sorry – I was at Monticello on a schooltrip yesterday — boy, I love Thomas Jefferson. The IoM is getting a new 314ft catamaran, Manannan, she looks very fast. She was previously known as Incat, was bought in Tasmania and

Biomass Heating Proposed for new Sheltered Housing in Port St. Mary

The Department of Local Government and the Environment (the DLGE) has submitted a planning application for the development of a site at Four Roads between Port St Mary and Port Erin. Most of the site was acquired several years ago

The Tynwald Honour

This year’s highest Manx Award is being bestowed on Ian Qualtrough, a Castletown man whose family have owned the wood mill there. [The Tywald website is not being very switched on over this – the news has broken in the

Woman attacked by cows

Much as I sympathize with the poor lady trampled by cows in a Colby field I feel I have to cover it in the blog as it such a Manx story with a new nanny-state spin to it. Cows —

Cav still in the lead of Giro d’Italia

RESULTSStage two: Jesolo-Trieste, 156km1 – Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes in 3-43-072 – Mark Cavendish (GB) Columbia-Highroad – same time3 – Ben Swift (GB) Katusha – same time General classification after stage two:1 – Mark Cavendish (GB) Columbia-Highroad 2 –