To hundreds of holiday-makers, the rock went unnoticed. But to Examiner columnist Terry Cringle, it meant much more. As a boy playing on Douglas beach he claimed it as his own and called it Cringle’s Rock.
Several years later, he reminisced about the rock in his column and it caught the imagination of the President of Tynwald – one Noel Cringle – who arranged to have the outcrop named after Terry.
The naming ceremony took place on Saturday afternoon and Noel Cringle hopes that it will one day appear as ‘Cringle Rock’ on Ordnance Survey maps. Terry Cringle is a local columnist and journalist, known for his humorous approach to life.