Southern Agricultural Show 2014 – Compilation

Here is a few of my favourite images from the Southern Agricultural show 2014 which was held at Great Meadow in Malew, the first image is of Peter Quayle of Ballagraingey Farm in St Marks and his eight year old Simmental Bull ‘Pasturefield Turbo Tommy’ who won the show’s top honour of Supreme Champion.

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Southern Agricultural Show 2014

Here is one quick image for starters, I will add a small album of Agricultural Show images tomorrow :-)

The little lad at the reins of these beautiful Clydesdale Horses at the Southern Agricultural Show is only 12 years of age :-)

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Southern Agricultural Show 2014 © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Wheel Head Cross – Kirk Lonan Old Church

This Post is for Eleanor and Michael Wasley.

The most spectacular of all of the crosses in the church yard of St. Adamnan’s, still stands in it’s original position at the south side of the church. It stands at about 6 feet high and has a large equal limbed Celtic wheel head cross that is almost completely covered in interlacing, knot work and plait work designs. This stone dates from the 5th century AD.

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Celtic Wheel Headed Cross © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Ramsey Town Shining By The Sea

What a fantastic paint job and artwork finish on this wonderful old Victorian building (the former Belvedere Hotel) on Mooragh Promenade in Ramsey.

Also look at the detail in the slates and the crown on this amazing turret.

The Words above the windows on the turret read; ‘O Ramsey Town Shining by the Sea, Here’s a Health’.…  You know the rest of the song I am sure :-)

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Mooragh Promenade Ramsey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Leaving Laxey Station

Both Electric Trams leave Laxey Station, No. 3 is heading off up to the top of Snaefell Mountain and No. 48 is off to Ramsey :-)

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Laxey Station © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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National War Memorial at St John’s

This National War Memorial is sited adjacent to Tynwald Hill in St John’s

The Celtic cross memorial was unveiled on 8th November 1923 by the Lieutenant Governor Sir William Fry. It was dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man and it was designed by P.M.C. Kermode and carved by T.H. Royston.

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War Memorial © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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From the Cronk Beach in Ballaugh.

Looking inland from the Cronk Beach in Ballaugh last night with the dipping sun casting long shadows from the hay bales.

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Cronk Beach looking inland © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Dragon Harald Fairhair entering Peel Harbour

The largest replica Viking longship ever built is seen here arriving in Peel today. The Dragon Harald Fairhair, hand-built in Norway over a period of two years will spend one night moored on Peel Quayside.

The longship’s length (57ft/35m) is about half the size of a football pitch and it has 25 pairs of oars.

The longship was named after Harald Fairhair, the king who unified Norway.

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Dragon Harald Fairhair © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com Dragon Harald Fairhair © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Former Sulby Bridge Railway Station (Railway House)

Sulby Bridge station opened on the 23rd September 1879 as part of the Manx Northern Railways St John to Ramsey line, it is built in red sandstone which was quarried from Peel.

The station is named after the adjacent Sulby Bridge, and it’s rather isolated position meant that it was not as busy as the nearby Sulby Glen station.

The St John to Ramsey line and all of its stations, including Sulby Bridge station closed completely in 1968.

Railway House is now in private ownership.

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Railway House Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The newly painted Ginger Hall Hotel in Sulby.

A Snippet of History

In the early morning of May 8th 1888 the hotel suffered a mysterious fire and was subsequently totally destroyed, there was no injury or loss of life as it was empty at the time.

Previously known as the ‘Scottish Tavern’ which dated from the 1790s, the name of the replacement and new hotel came from the locally famous ginger beer that was brewed on the premises.

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* Source – A Sulby Heritage Trail by Juan Vernon

Ginger Hall Hotel © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Andreas Police Station

The very colourful Village Police Station in Andreas.

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Andreas Police Station © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Vikings of Mann on Manx National Day 2014

The Vikings of Mann at Cooil y Ree, adjacent to Tynwald Hill on Tynwald Day 2014.

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