The only Pub in Kirk Michael

The only Pub in Kirk Michael – The Mitre

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Mitre Hotel Kirk Michael © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Kirk Maughold Parish Church Keeil

In Maughold Parish churchyard lie the remains of three earlier buildings (keeils) which indicate that there was an important centre of Christianity here which was founded before the end of the 7th Century.

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Maughold Keeil © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Old General Store – Smeale in Andreas 

I am pretty sure I can remember going into this little old building at Smeale in Andreas when it was a General Store in the late 70’s.

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Old Smeale General Stores © Peter Killey - manxscenes.com

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Old Tynwald Site – Baldwin

One of several sites where sittings of Tynwald (the Manx Parliament) have taken place. The date on the plaque gives the date as 1428. The site was chosen because it approximates the geographic centre of the Isle of Man and is known as Killabane.

This site is just above St Luke’s Church in West Baldwin and you can just make out that quaint church.

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Tynwald Site, Baldwin © Peter Killey - manxscenes.com

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Our Green Hills By The Sea

Standing on the Carnanes near to the Sloc and looking up the west coast of the Island towards Niarbyl Bay and onward to Peel Hill.

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Sloc from Carnanes © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Raymond’s Store – Sulby

I just love this little traditional old Manx store in Sulby it’s also a great Post Office and Raymond is such a gentleman.

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Raymond Caley © Peter Killey - manxscenes.com

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The Sloc

A lovely walk this morning from the Sloc up to the Carnanes to a very special place with my kids.

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The Sloc © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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St Lukes Church in West Baldwin

This quaint church was formerly attached to the parish church of Kirk Braddan but now Marown, the church was built in 1836 on the site of a Celtic church called “Keeill Abban”, an ancient Celtic cross has also been built into the west gable section of the building which was also used as a school up to 1871.

Behind this chapel and up the hill is the ancient site of Tynwald which was held there as far back as 1429 and is now marked by a circle of stones.

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St Lukes Church in Baldwin © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Jurby Church Flower Festival

A minature Manx country cottage garden with all it’s colourful wild flowers at this years (2015) flower festival at Jurby Church.

The display was arranged by Ballanelson Nurseries so well done to them guys.

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Manx Country Cottage © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Sulby Glen Tholtan

A Sunday walk into Sulby Glen.

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Sulby Glen Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Sulby Glen Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

 

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Douglas Head

Tranquility amongst the beautiful wild flowers on Douglas Head.

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Douglas Head © Peter killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Old Cronk y Voddy Church Bell

On the way home yesterday on the Staarvey Road I decided to take a picture of the unusual Bell Tower on the barn of Ballakaighen Farm.

I bumped into the owner of the farm a Mr Donald Cannan (as in piccie) this man who is 85 years of age is still a working farmer and an absolute true Manxman and Gentleman.

Donald told me the story of the old Cronk y Voddy Church undergoing extensive renovation in the late 70’s and how he went to the auction room and bought the bell which now stands above his barn on the Staarvey Road in Cronk y Voddy, the bell is still used now and again, especially on Tynwald Day which is also the the Cronk y Voddy Sports day and the Cronk y Voddy Eisteddfod.

Donald also mentioned that the old bell can be traced back to 1852 which makes this original bell 163 years old (in 2015).

Donald told me all sorts of lovely stories about his life and it was an absolute honour to have met him, he even rang the bell for me to prove it still worked.

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Donald Cannan - Cronk y Voddy © Peter Killey  - www.manxscenes.com

Donald Cannan - Cronk y Voddy © Peter Killey  - www.manxscenes.com

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