Category: History

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 …

St Bridget – A Woman for Our Time Read More »

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 …

Concert by Hartes Ease Closes the Festive Season Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Drama Increases with Publication of New Book Crescendo Read More »

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY WALTER J. STEVENSON, EDITED BY MYRRA STEVENSON JOHNSON   John Robert Stevenson, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Quayle Stevenson, was born October 23rd, 1835 at the Kerrowmoar farm in Sulby, Lezayre, Isle of Man, which is about …

JOHN ROBERT STEVENSON: SULBY PIONEER Read More »

Despite poor weather conditions, crowds of onlookers and supporters headed for the Manx Electric Railway Station at Laxey, as part of an eight day extravaganza enjoyed by both local and visiting enthusiasts. The day-long celebration included a variety of live …

Manx Electric Railway Celebrates 125th Anniversary Read More »

If you’re planning a visit to the Isle of Man during the winter season, this would be a great opportunity to visit the forthcoming exhibition about Archibald Knox at the Manx Museum in Douglas. Beginning mid-October, this will be a …

New Exhibition Highlights the Work of Archibald Knox Read More »

With the summer season drawing to a close, Isle of Man Railways once again organised the annual Island at War weekend, which attracted visitors to the steam railway – with events held at stations in Douglas, Castletown and Port Erin. …

Island at War Event Attracts Visitors to Vintage Steam Railway Stations Read More »

Fitting snugly into a knapsack, this new publication encapsulates the memory of a short-lived 3ft gauge railway line which served the expanding Knockaloe Internment Camp, situated on the west coast during World War I. Acting as a spur from the …

New Book Commemorates the Peel to Knockaloe Railway Read More »