Month: June 2011

MBEs all round!

The Isle of Man’s Mark Cavendish has been appointed MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to British cycling. The 26-year-old, who has won Tour de France stages 15 times, received the Freedom of Douglas in April. Della

Spot the difference

If you look at these two World Manx Association logos you will see the difference between the 1920s original and the post-war version. The swastika was discontinued presumably because of the negative Nazi connections. It was originally present in its

World Manx Association Centenary

As we celebrate the centenary of the World Manx Association this would be an opportune moment to reflect on the words of the Manx poet T. E. Brown, who gave his last public lecture on the Isle of Man at

What's new in iMuseum

Hacker record player once belonging to Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees. © Manx National Heritage A new digital museum now open, giving you unprecedented access to Manx National Heritage Collections. In future, iMuseum will be available online with a simple subscription

To Exalt a Nation – a Glimpse into the life of Ballaugh Church Hall

This modest, but delightful publication, celebrating the centenary of Ballaugh Parish Church Hall is written by village resident Joy Ling (née Craine), providing us with a glimpse into the life of a much loved building in the Manx countryside. Upon

Closer to the Edge

Closer to the Edge It’s a story of victory and disappointment; heartbreak and jubilation; life and death, but it also gives the viewer an insight into the complex mind of the professional road racer as he, or she, battles with

Getty TT Photos Exhibition in Castletown

A superb exhibition of 50 photos of the TT selected from the Getty Images Archive, initially on display in London, are currently on show at the Civic Centre in Castletown, drawing both visitors and residents to the ancient capital. Mainly

Amazing that Americans love Manx dancing!

Dear Kelly:I wanted to share with you the new dance that the teenagers, “And Sometimes Y”, have mastered.  They were invited to perform at the Marlboro Ale in Brattleboro, Vermont last Saturday, and they did a fantastic job.  They performed

Anstey sets fastest practice time of the week so far

Kiwi laps at 129.695mph, while Keith Amor’s TT is in doubt after a spill at Quarterbridge MANX Kiwi Bruce Anstey, riding for the Yorkshire-based Padgetts Honda Racing team, showed his hand with the fastest time of the week in Wednesday