Month: January 2010

This man fought for Britain and can no longer visit.

Ian Corlett was a teenage soldier in the Parachute Regiment when he fought in the Far East in the last years of the Second World War. Decorated with the War Medal, the Defence Medal and General Service Medal, Ian is

OK Guys, we need to help out here. Got a British Passport? Know anyone that does?

While many Manxies overseas wonder why the island still bothers to cling to the UK, they will surely get riled when they discover that the Manx are now victims of racial discrimination. Currently the UK, in Gordon Brown’s attempt to

The Mining Settlements

I pulled this out at random from an article by R.H. Kinvig. What do you think? MANX SETTLEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Contributed by R. H. KINVIG, M.A., Professor of Geography, University of Birmingham, [extracted from Proc IoMNHASoc

Manx witchcraft and sorcery probed by academic

THE Isle of Man’s magical past is being uncovered by a leading authority on ancient and medieval paganism. Professor Ronald Hutton, professor of history at Bristol University, has been researching witchcraft in the Island as part of a book exploring

Time Lords

Watchmaker Roger Smith is working with his mentor Dr George Daniels to create a new series of limited edition timepieces. Mr Smith runs Roger W. Smith watches in Ballaugh making unique handcrafted timepieces. But he owes much of his expertise

Possan Aeglagh – Manx Gaelic Youth Club

The number of children now learning Manx Gaelic, particularly with the continuing success of the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh (Manx Language Primary School) at St. Johns, is growing. But so is the demand for the opportunity to use what they have learned

BBC- History of the World

Taking inspiration from the designs on the ancient stone crosses of the Isle of Man, Archibald Knox created innovative and intricate designs which became the hallmark of the internationally renowned Liberty & Co. This Tudric design clock is one of

Skeeal CD Launch

Manx traditional band ‘Skeeal’ launched their latest CD ‘Slipway’ at the Masonic Hall in Peel. Skeeal’s second CD explores many aspects of the band members own lives, not only drawing on personal experience or family reminiscence, but also reaching into

A sad day for the Isle of Man

That was how Speaker Steve Rodan summed up feelings in a grim-faced Tynwald after Chief Minister Tony Brown announced that his meeting with UK Health Secretary Andy Burnham had secured no change of heart over the reciprocal health deal. Confirmation

Manx kippers on menu for Best Breakfast in Britain

MANX kippers are definitely on the menu at a prizewinning Fylde coast bed and breakfast. The Rooms, in Lytham St Anne’s, won a newspaper competition to find the Best Breakfast in Britain, after a travel expert compared its fare with