Month: August 2015

Suddenly Royal

This is the spiel from TLC on its latest reality show which follows David Drew Howe as he attempts to claim royalty status over the citizens of the Isle of Man. When blue collar, All-American auto repair advisor David Drew

Snaefell Mountain Railway Anniversary

Despite the unfavourable weather conditions which plagued the one hundred and twentieth anniversary celebrations of the Snaefell Mountain Railway, many people made a pilgrimage to the summit for this special occasion. Proceedings got under way at Laxey Tram Station with

New CD from Lily Neill.

Lily Neill has put out a new release through CD Baby. It’s called From Time’s Woods. To purchase this music now or to hear some sound samples first, click here:

Island at War Event on the Steam Railway

 For those with an interest in World War II, this weekend’s special 1940s event on the Island’s vintage steam railway should be just the ticket. Advertised as a family-friendly event, it’s a chance to relive the nostalgia of 1940s wartime

Isle of Man Stamps & Coins – Commemorating the Battle of Britain

Isle of Man Post Office has teamed up with the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the legendary battle with a special set of collectable memorabilia. The Battle of Britain, which was fought in five

Visit from our Patron Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Your members may be interested to learn that we had a visit from our Patron Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on 21 July.  Article is included plus a couple of photographs – more photographs can be seen on our website

Celebrating 120th Anniversary of the Snaefell Mountain Railway

Anne Smart With the Snaefell Mountain Railway still going strong and as popular as ever, special celebrations will mark the network’s 120th anniversary on the summit on the 20 August. There will be special trams and activities throughout the day,

Manx Bands Clinch Double Victory at the Lorient Interceltique Festival!

Barrule (Courtesy of Phil Kneen) In a spectacular finale to this year’s Lorient Interceltique Festival, two Manx bands swept the board in their bid for the coveted Trophée Loic Raison, topping off a special year for the Isle of Man

Crowds Flock to the Royal Manx Agricultural Show

 Billed as the Island’s biggest family day out, the much anticipated Royal Manx Agricultural Show proved a resounding success, as crowds flocked to the west of the Island to enjoy this annual two-day event at Knockaloe Farm in Patrick. The

TNT Theatre Britain Present The Merchant of Venice on the Isle of Man

The popping of champagne corks and the chink of wine bottles heralded the opening of TNT Theatre Britain’s celebrated interpretation of Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice, with performances at Peel Castle and Rushen Abbey. Despite differing weather conditions, patrons