Month: September 2010

SS Ellan Vannin

I received an email from Harry Edmonson about the SS Ellan Vannin, which we have mentioned a few times on this site: here, here, and here. In his letter he asks about a couple of Americans he met — was

Manx Missile wins Madrid stage of Vuelta

MARK Cavendish won the green jersey at a grand tour for the first time on Sunday afternoon after finishing second in Madrid in the final stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Leading rival Tyler Farrar by 12 points going into

New hill walks in Ramsey’s glens

Lace up your walking boots and explore Ramsey Glens. All of the Warden’s Walks are based on locations managed by DEFA for the benefit of the general public. In general they are reasonably easy walks intended as an introduction to

The Isle of Man Family History Society Open Days 2010

The Isle of Man Family History Society has opened its doors to the public this weekend with an extensive exhibition in the Corrin Hall in Peel. Adjacent to St. German’s Cathedral this is an ideal location to exhibit plentiful supplies

Manx Missile hurtles through Spain

MARK Cavendish secured his third win of this year’s Vuelta a Espana on Thursday afternoon, leaving him on the verge of winning his first points jersey in one of the grand tours. The Manxman was led out perfectly by his

Manx lamb on sale in Harrods

LOAGHTAN lamb is going on sale at Harrods, in London. The iconic Knightsbridge store is launching the Manx product this month as part of a Festival of British Foods. Chef Valentine Warner, who is fronting the campaign, handpicked Loaghtan lamb

There is a corner of a foreign field…

I received this email today: Dear Sir/Madam I am the nephew of Douglas Redmayne who was born in Nebraska, his name lives forever on the war memorial in Castletown on the Isle of Man, he was killed at the tender

Magnus Barelegs Festival 2010

Later this month a horde of fairly amiable Vikings will be leaving Manx shores and heading to the picturesque banks of Strangford Lough to take part in the seventh annual Viking Boat Race. This popular event, held within Killyleagh Bay,

No idea what this is but it says Celt and America so it could be interesting

Em, we're not the Isle of Wight, we don't discriminate against gays and as a rule we refrain from shooting Scotsmen

EMMA THOMPSON: ‘Not only were my remarks on a late night comedy show (comedy being the operative word) but I also mixed up my islands’ DAFT Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has admitted she insulted the wrong island! She caused outrage