Category: History

Across the Great Divide – Manxmen in the American Civil War

The American Civil War (1861-1865) is a conflict which still resonates strongly today. As might be anticipated, immigrant participation was significant, particularly in the Union forces, and is generally well documented. However, this book is the first to explore the

Giacomo Agostini To Ride Team Obsolete MV Agusta At The Isle Of Man Classic TT

Isle of Man Classic TT August 24, 25, 26 2019 Isle of Man, – August 24-25-26 – For the 7th consecutive year, Team Obsolete has been invited back to the Isle of Man Classic TT, this time to display and

Oie Voaldyn Manx Fire Festival Lights Up Peel Skyline

Last year’s inaugural Oie Voaldyn Manx Fire Festival in Peel was literally a spectacular success which returned with an even bigger display during the early May bank holiday weekend. Traditionally, Oie Voaldyn (May Eve) was a time to celebrate the

Manx Scriptwriter’s Missing Masterpiece Resurrected for Radio

The late Nigel Kneale is considered to be the Island’s most successful radio, television and film scriptwriter, subsequently immortalised by his creation of the cult BBC TV science fiction series Quatermass during the 1950s. But a rarely heard play entitled

Pagan Lady’s Necklace on Display for 35th Annual Viking Festival at JORVIK Viking Centre

Manx National Heritage is proud to announce a special collaboration with York Archaeological Trust, which will see internationally significant objects from the Isle of Man go on display at JORVIK Viking Centre. The items to be featured include the Pagan

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St Bridget – A Woman for Our Time

With the rise in feminism and raised awareness of the environment dominating the headlines, advocates may look towards an inspirational leader to guide them through their campaigns, but historically St Bridget, who has links with the Isle of Man, may

Concert by Hartes Ease Closes the Festive Season

The annual candle-lit, musical evening held in Holy Trinity Church in the parish of Patrick, has now become an established event on the Manx calendar, with entertainment provided by local early music group Hartes Ease. They were introduced by Alison

Return of The Chronicles of Mann and the Isles Advocated at Illiam Dhone Ceremony

The annual ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the death of William Christian took place at Hango Hill, just outside Castletown, close to the site of both his execution and now demolished abode at Ronaldsway. His death in the seventeenth century

Good Clean Fun: A Social History of Britain’s First Holiday Camp

This new book, which charts the success of the revolutionary Cunningham’s Young Men’s Holiday Camp on the Island, is not only informative and revealing, but proves beyond doubt that the concept of the holiday camp began on the Isle of

Drama Increases with Publication of New Book Crescendo

Those who treated themselves to Maria Darnoult’s debut novel, Face The Music, will be delighted to know that the sequel, Crescendo, is now available. Maria’s latest book continues to follow the love story of William Waverley and Hannah Corlett which

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