Category: History

Music Composed in Manx Internment Camps Highlighted in Island Concerts

 A unique collaboration between some of the brightest talent from the Royal College of Music, professional soloists and a selection of young performers from the Isle of Man (second concert only) will highlight an important aspect of internment on the

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Culture Vannin: Kathleen Faragher’s ‘Owl Neddy’ read by Dollin Kelly

One of the Isle of Man’s greatest poets died 42 years ago today: Kathleen Faragher, you are sorely missed. We thought that a good way to remember her would be with a smile. So we’ve just released this reading of

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Toy Story 1917

  New exhibition to discover Toy Stories from the Isle of Man Have you got a Treasured Toy Story with an Isle of Man connection that you’d like to share? Manx National Heritage is currently planning a fascinating exhibition to

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Isle of Man: Architecture on Sea – The Buildings That Made the Seaside

 As part of the initiative Isle of Architecture, author, historian and enthusiast Dr Kathryn Ferry recently gave an illustrated talk based on the changing face of seaside architecture at the Centenary Centre in Peel. Dr Ferry spent her early years

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The handwritten diary of Elizabeth Romney

This is the catalog entry for a handwritten diary of Elizabeth Romney, including some pages from her visit to Douglas. The auction is in early May, at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.   [George Romney]. Journal of Elizabeth Romney for the years 1834-1837.

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iMuseum relaunches newspaper site

Manx National Heritage, the national heritage agency for the Isle of Man, wants you to discover what made the Island’s news in days gone by with the re-launch of the iMuseum Newspapers & Publications website, www.imuseum.im/newspapers/. Hundreds of subscribers both on

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William Kennish Memorial Dedication Ceremony

  With the success of a local campaign to raise funds for a permanent gravestone at the burial site of one of the Island’s unsung heroes, there was an opportunity for some of those involved with the project to view

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The Hammer of Thor

Despite its title, this book has little to do with Norse mythology, but one of its meanings, ‘fearful destruction’, is a perfect epitaph of the life-changing consequences of what was termed the Great War. The effect of war is, by

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William Kennish Memorial Stone Shipped!

I am very pleased to be able to confirm that the William Kennish Memorial Trust completed raising the £5,000  ($6,200) target in the past week, and this saw the 350lb memorial stone completed, engraved, crated up and shipped out of

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Funds Secured for William Kennish Memorial

 As the worldwide achievements of Manx men and women continue to bring international recognition for the Isle of Man, Bob Stimpson and Roy Moore have successfully joined forces, as trustees, to raise funds for a memorial to be dedicated to

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