Month: October 2010

RIP Ron Quayle – Past President of NAMA and Co-founder of the Greater Washington Manx Area Society

A letter from Ron’s daughter Jill. Ron Quayle passed away today, Thursday, October 28, at 3:45 p.m. at home surrounded by Mom, Rob (son), and me (his daughter Jill) as he passed. Know that we are relieved that he is

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MY MANN – EAN WOOD

Published IOMToday on Mon Apr 24 2006 CAN I say ‘I love the Island?’ No, of course I can’t. It’s too much a part of me. That sort of thing is said only by visitors and comeovers. To say it

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Film in Peel

Ean Wood wrote an article in the Peel Heritage Newsletter several years ago about Howard Hugh who used to show silent films at the Albert Hall on a hand-cranked projector. This is part of it: ‘During the First World War

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A Cheerful Book of Misfortunes

Today I was going to review this chirpy Christmas stocking-filler by my dear old friend, Ean Wood. It is an anthology, collected by Ean over many, many years, of events that turned out badly but are still funny to anyone

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Ireland on Sale

Aer Lingus Economy Class — Winter prices Sample fares departing: New York from $199* Chicago from $229* Boston from $239* Orlando from $249* Dallas from $329* Detroit from $329* Minneapolis from $329* Remember — it’s a short hop to the

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What’s the difference between Hop tu Naa and Halloween?

Emily Jones, 11 and Lizzie Jones, 9 carving their Tunips at Cregneash As the rest of the British Isles prepares to celebrate Halloween on October 31, many Manx residents will celebrate Hop tu Naa. Historically Hop tu Naa has been

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Hong Kong coup for island firms

THE Isle of Man has been accepted as an ‘approved jurisdiction’ by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). In doing so, the Isle of Man joins a select group of countries which have been accepted by the Hong Kong Listing

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Sir Norman Wisdom's funeral

From IOMToday.HUNDREDS turned up to wave goodbye to comedy legend Sir Norman Wisdom today as the Isle of Man’s most famous resident was given a public funeral.They lined the pavements along Douglas seafront as the funeral cortege made its way

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Sir Norman Wisdom’s funeral

From IOMToday.HUNDREDS turned up to wave goodbye to comedy legend Sir Norman Wisdom today as the Isle of Man’s most famous resident was given a public funeral.They lined the pavements along Douglas seafront as the funeral cortege made its way

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Amber Fiddle Award 2010

Manx fiddle player Laura Rowles will be representing the Isle of Man in Scotland next month after securing a place in the semi-final of the annual ‘Amber Fiddle Award’ created to encourage composition especially for the fiddle. Held as part

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