The narrow but quaint streets of Peel

The narrow but quaint streets of Peel (Bridge Street).

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Narrow Peel Streets © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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St. Michael’s Church in Kirk Michael

St. Michael’s Church in Kirk Michael looking rather nice in the sun.

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Kirk Michael Church © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Fenela Beach – Peel

Fenella Beach in Peel looking slightly tropical on Saturday afternoon – Picture taken from inside Peel Castle.

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Fenella Beach © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Bride Rectory

What a lovely building which I have never spotted before.

Pretty sure it is private ownership now and not part of the Church.

Bride is one of the three parishes on the Isle of Man which have Rectories (Andreas, Ballaugh and Bride) all remaining parishes have Vicarages.

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Bride Rectory © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Hall Caine Grave – Maughold

The Archibald Knox designed grave of Manx author Hall Caine in Maughould Churchyard.

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Hall Caine Grave © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Lag Ny Keeilley

The most isolated of all Manx keeills which stands on a small platform on the steep western sloapes near to the foot of Cronk Ny Arrey Laa.

The original boundaries of the burial ground are almost perfect and just outside the foundation of the priest’s cell.

Several cross slabs and many lintel graves have also been discovered here.

The name Lag Ny Keeilley means “The hollow of the chapel”

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Lag Ny Keeilley © Peter Killey  - www.manxscenes.com

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Mannanan’s Cloak shrouding Peel Castle

Mannanan’s Cloak shrouding Peel Castle on this glorious Easter Bank Holiday Monday

Hope you all have had a great Easter Break :-)

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Peel and Mannanan's Cloak © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Kirk Christ Church Lezayre

I have just read a lovely old Manx book called Legends of a Lifetime by the late George E. Quayle and he makes mention that in 1890 the family of a nearby resident of the Church (Mr Hicks) installed 8 Tubular Bells in the tower of this fine old church in his memory.

George E. Quayle mentions that his parents were married in the church at a similar date and the peal of tubular bells played ‘Abide With Me’ on their wedding day, apparently since then the bells have never played a tune since, apart from the odd jingle on a Sunday and the solemn minute bell for funerals.

I personally did not realise that ‘Abide With Me’ was a wedding hymn but I did think that this is a lovely story worth sharing.

Sadly today this fine old church is now on the open market for sale, a sign of the times indeed.

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Lezayre Church © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Dog Mills at Bride

A lovely walk this morning at the Dog Mills in Bride.

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Dog Mills at Bride © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Ears Looking At You

A Spring Lamb at Smeale Farm in Andreas :-)

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Spring Lamb © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Crebbins Cottage at Cregneash

Took this a while back and I really do like the B&W affect :-)

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Crebbins Cottage at Cregneash © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Tholtans known as ‘The Terrace’ at Glen Rushen.

Formerly miners cottages, when I was there today I counted 7 front door entrances but there could have possibly been an other one at an adjacent building!?

The stepped back image of the tholtan with 3 upper windows appears to have been the home of a more senior mining employee.

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Glen Rushen © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glen Rushen © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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My Isle of Man Photography

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