Month: October 2011

Manx quilting alive and well

Pictured holding the quilt are quiltmakers, from left, Joan Hughes, Pam Fleetney and Val Whaley. PICTURE: JOHN MADDRELL I know this is a local story but I also know how keen many NAMA members are on quilting and as it’s

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The Isle of Man — The Final Frontier

Wey hey! A new income stream. Just when it’s needed. Well done everyone! ViaSat-1 blasts off from ILS launch base in Baikonur on schedule October 19. Several weeks of manuevering to its orbital slot and testing remain before the satellite

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Stop the clocks. George Daniels has passed away.

BBC Tribute has been paid to Isle of Man watchmaker Dr George Daniels as the “greatest horologist of all time”, following his death. Roger Smith, who was inspired by Dr Daniels to become a watchmaker, said the 85-year-old was responsible

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Interesting

Everyone was having a hen when I was over recently because of building work alongside Rocklands above the catwalk in PSM. The diggings were chucking dirt and stone back onto the rocks below and people were fearful for their foundations

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NAMA Newsletter 1936

The first person to explain this to me gets a prize! The NAMA Conventions are obviously a lot tamer these days! From the Cooish Corner..by Phynoderee in the NAMA Newsletter March 1936 Ladies seeking marital advice are invited to the

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T.E. Brown

This is a bit hard to read but if you click on it it should open in another window and you may be able to enhance it. If you can’t, try and drag the image or download it. It’s a

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Kiaull yn Theay 4

Renewed interest in Manx music has prompted the latest release of this handy-sized publication, which continues the series of books which were the brainchild of the late Colin Jerry. Songs included in this volume continue to reflect his ethos that

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World Manx's centennial celebrations continue with talk on T.E. Brown

As part of their Centenary Year Celebrations the World Manx Association had a very special guest at thas years T. E. Brown Lunch which is held annually on the Saturday nearest to the anniversary of the National Poet’s death in

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Curator's Pick

Capturing a Fleeting Moment – A Moon Rainbow (IOMMM: 1959-0115) This painting from Archibald Knox’s striking watercolour collection, was chosen by Yvonne Cresswell, Curator of Social History at Manx National Heritage. Following the digitisation of Archibald Knox watercolours from the National Art Collection, 134

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Curator’s Pick

Capturing a Fleeting Moment – A Moon Rainbow (IOMMM: 1959-0115) This painting from Archibald Knox’s striking watercolour collection, was chosen by Yvonne Cresswell, Curator of Social History at Manx National Heritage. Following the digitisation of Archibald Knox watercolours from the National Art Collection, 134

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