Month: August 2013

Donations by the public to the Snow Fund have topped £148,000, latest figures reveal.

And of that sum, £139,500 has already been distributed to farmers worst affected by this year’s heavy snowfall. Appeals for the public to donate cash to the Isle of Man Agricultural Benevolent Trust were made after the island was hit

150 years of Manx bobbies

An exhibition is to go on display in the south of the Isle of Man to mark 150 years of the Manx constabulary. The joint initiative has been arranged by the police and Manx National Heritage (MNH) and is being

IOM Stamps – Isle of Man Railways

Both the Isle of Man Steam Railway and the Manx Electric Railway became an integral part of the Island’s transport network when they were introduced in the nineteenth century in response to the growing number of visitors, but although those

A De-Tailed Account of Manx Cats

Manx cats have long been a source of fascination to both curious onlookers and cat lovers alike, and although now more prevalent in the USA than the Isle of Man, this new book is likely to draw readers from both

Eddie Izzard thanks the Isle of Man for aid to Syrians

Comedian Eddie Izzard has thanked the government and people of the Isle of Man for supporting a project to provide humanitarian relief to families fleeing the war in Syria. (iomtoday) He recently visited a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq

Wartime at Cregneash

Meet the Women’s Land Army Take a wartime tea dance lesson Dig for Victory Experience the harsh realities and the more morale boosting activities of the rural community in World War II. Wartime comes to Cregneash on Saturday 17th and 18th August as

Manx Musicians to Represent Island at Lorient Festival

Scammylt The dynamic appeal of the Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival strengthens with each passing year, as it strides confidently into its fourth decade as undisputed champion of the European folk scene. With 200 events and an astonishing 5,000 performers, this inter-Celtic

50th Anniversary of the Old Gaffers’ Association Peel Traditional Boat Weekend

The annual Compass Pipelines Peel Traditional Boat Weekend has been extended this year to include the 50th birthday celebrations of the Old Gaffers’ Association, formed in 1963 to promote the Gaff Rig, and promises to be the biggest and best

Illiam Dhone and the Sheep under the Snow Dr. Jennifer Kewley Draskau

The most controversial legal case and the most public violent death in recorded Manx history was that of Illiam Dhone. On Saturday 17th August Manx National Heritage and the Centre for Manx Studies is inviting attendees to discover more about this

Good Deed volunteer team reaches target after three years of dedicated work

1st August 2013 From the beginning of August 2013 iMuseum website researchers will benefit from the release of data for over 74,000 registered deeds, spanning 1847 to 1910.  The content has been prepared by a faithful and enthusiastic band of Manx