Seasonal visitors to Ballaugh

21 migrating Whooper Swans, about 6 of these beautiful birds are juvenile, they arrive in Ballaugh at a similar time every year and will leave sometime in March.

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Whooper Swans © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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6 The Parade in Castletown AKA Balcony House, and the former home of Captain John Quilliam RN – As a Lieutenant he steered the Victory in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Now they don’t make door entrances like this nowadays 🙂

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Captain Quilliam © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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“Autumn Colours”

A view high up and looking through the glorious Sulby Valley.

How lucky are we to have such beautiful unspoilt countryside in many areas of the Isle of Man.

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The Sulby Valley ©Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The foundation stone to this lovely church was laid in 1854 and the building was completed in 1855 but was not consecrated until May 1856.

The church was built on land provided by Mr Geo. W. Dumbbell, chairman of the mining company, which forms part of the garden belonging to to the Mines Captain’s House (now the Mines Tavern). The building which became known as “The Miners Church”, cost £950 to which the Great Laxey Mining Company donated £200.

Christ Church laxey Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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