Month: April 2011

Passion in the Hill ~ Easter in Peel

PEEL Castle was transformed into Jerusalem on Saturday for a re-enactment of the story of Easter. Here is a photo montage and here is more. A cast of about 80 took part in Easter on the Hill. It was watched by

NAMA Flag flies in remembrance of fallen US aircrew

Isle of Stamps – Cartoons by Dusty Miller

The late Dusty Miller, commemorated in these stamps, became one of the most influential cartoonists on the Isle of Man and nearly 50 years after his death remains firmly established in the public’s consciousness. Harold ‘Dusty’ Miller was born in

From the World Manx Association ~ Message from John Quirk

To mark the centenary of WMA this year, and to coincide with the celebrations during Tynwald week, we’re looking to publish a booklet charting the history of the WMA. I’m approaching each of the societies asking if they want to

Can you help?

The Port St. Mary Commissioners have come across this cup and wonder if anyone knows what is was for. Because the hallmarks suggest the 1930s we have eliminated the cup that “Mrs F. Poulsom, of Southport, whose name, and that

Down to the Titanic

Tomorrow marks the 99th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, an event so shocking that it still moves us. Here’s a story with a Manx theme that links us to the events of that freezing night in a lost

Island tycoon Trevor Hemmings toasts Grand National win

From the BBC News – Ellan Vannin The win was Trevor Hemmings’ second Grand National victory Continue reading the main story Related Stories Ballabriggs seals National glory Grand National: Mixed emotions at Aintree Isle of Man millionaire Trevor Hemmings is

Isle of Man Stamps – Butterfly Collection

The Isle of Man Post Office has featured butterflies associated with the Island on a set of new stamps released this month, using a stunning collection of images reflecting the colour and variety of a number of species that choose

Manx Butterflies

It was standing room only in the Atholl Room at the Centenary Centre in Peel for a very popular talk and slide show about Manx butterflies given by Gail Jeffcoate on behalf of the Manx Wildlife Trust. Red Admiral Appointed

The Story of Laxey Flour

Written by local man Andrew Scarffe, in association with Laxey Glen Mills Limited and the Laxey and Lonan Heritage Trust, this publication gives us an insight into the workings and history of the last functioning flour mill on the Isle