Category: History

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 …

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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 »

Few of the distinctive headstones designed by Manx designer Archibald Knox will be found outside of the Isle of Man, the best known being that created for Arthur Lasenby Liberty for whom the gifted Manx designer worked for several years. …

Archibald Knox Headstone in UK Commemorates Centenary Read More »

A recent workshop organised by the Isle of Man Family History Society in conjunction with Manx National Heritage, proved very successful with sixteen members of the organisation taking the opportunity to learn more about recent innovation within the Reading Room …

Workshop Highlights Valuable Resource for Budding Genealogists at the Manx Museum Read More »

With summer in full swing, one of the hot spots for family fun and entertainment is going to be Peel, including the town’s annual carnival, a new exhibition commemorating internment and the perennial traditional boat weekend. The exotic Viva Brasil …

Peel – a Hot Spot for Family fun this Summer! Read More »