Month: November 2014

Crucial maintenance begins at The Great Laxey Wheel

A crucial maintenance programme has begun at the world’s largest working waterwheel, The Great Laxey Wheel. Designed by the Victorian engineer, Robert Casement, the wheel was completed in 1854 to pump water from the depths of the Laxey mines using

Exploring Early Celtic Art

Mayer Mirror, image courtesy of the World Museum, National Museums Liverpool.   Former British Museum curator Dr Jody Joy comes to the Isle of Man this week to tell the story of ‘Early Celtic Art’. He explores the subject from its early

Kids Takeover the Manx Museum

If you visit the Manx Museum on Friday 21 November, you’re in for a big surprise! Pupils from Year 5/6 at St Thomas’ Church of England Primary School have been trained to take over the running of the Museum from

50 years of commercial radio – and pirates!

Caroline on the dial for Island radio fans by Manx Radio Broadcasting history will be made this week in a unique collaboration between Manx Radio and Radio Caroline.The pioneers of commercial radio in the British Isles both celebrate half a

Rare Opportunity to Hear Norwegian-Manx Music Collaboration at the Centenary Centre in Peel

Historical links between Norway and the Isle of Man have been well documented by historians and scholars for centuries, but during November there’ll be an opportunity to learn more about an exciting music collaboration between the two countries; with school

Another London airport added to schedule for 2015

Flybe has announced it will operate a new service between the Isle of Man’s Ronaldsway airport and London Stansted in 2015. The Exeter-based airline said it will operate “up to three times a day” from 15 March. Flybe’s chief commercial

At the going down of the sun, we shall remember them

Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood laid a wreath More than 100 people gathered at the War Memorial in Douglas to pay their respects on Armistice Day. A two-minute silence was observed by veterans, local dignitaries and members of the public. In

Cathedral Isle of Man – Update from Val

Dear Kelly The months have flown since the members of the NAMA visited us at the Cathedral on 4 July and we have carried out some repairs to the building and started landscaping some of the grounds.  We have also launched

Latest Phase of Works to Commence at the Nautical Museum

As many NAMA members visited the Peggy in her Castletown home, I’m sure you’ll be interested to learn about the next round of preservation.  Manx National Heritage is embarking on the latest phase of its project to preserve the home