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The wonderful Hidden Valley at Glen Dhoo in Ballaugh.

A truly magical experience every visit.

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Glen Dhoo in Ballaugh © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Peel Fishermen making essential net repairs on Peel Breakwater

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Peel Fishermen © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Sadly, due to the lack of activity on the Forum, it will no longer be available after Monday 30th June 2014.

I apologise for any inconvenience but I can assure you that this main site, manxscenes.com will continue to post Isle of Man images as per normal.

Forum will close 30th June 2014

Snaefell Mountain Railway, Electric Tram number 3 crossing the road at the Bungalow.

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Electric Tram Number 3 © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Seen here at the Bungalow at the foot of Snaefell Mountain.

And what a day for the passengers of the Visiting Cruise Ship ‘Adonia’ to go up to the top of Snaefell Mountain.

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Isle of Man Tram and Bus © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing on the road down to Tholt y Will and overlooking a rather full Sulby Reservoir, with Druidale Farm in the back ground.

Our Isle of Man countryside doesn’t get much better than this 🙂

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Sulby Reservoir © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The parish of Bride is the most northerly of the 17 parishes on the Isle of Man and its church was reputedly founded by St Bridget in the sixth century.

The foundation stone of the present church was laid on July 29, 1869, by the wife of the then Lieutenant Governor, Mrs Loch.

Ewan Christian designed the church based on the simple basilica plan, with a semi-circle apse and high lombardic tower. The edifice comprised a nave and chancel. The windows are all stained glass, all given by benefactors. It can accommodate a congregation of 150.

Dedicated to St Bridget, the church was consecrated on September 8, 1876, by Bishop Selwyn, first bishop of New Zealand, later bishop of Lichfield.

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St Bridget Bride © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Another busy day at Peel Breakwater Cafe – Always a great atmosphere here and they serve lovely cups of tea and fantastic crab and kipper baps 🙂

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Peel Breakwater Cafe © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Hebridean Princess visiting Peel, the schedule will see the Ship visiting three Gaelic nations, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the wonderful Isle of Man. Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Write comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on the image for a larger view. Hebridean Princess at Peel  © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Mooragh Promenade in Ramsey looking out over the Piers towards Maughold Brooghs.

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

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We had a walk around this lovely Church and the Graveyard the other day.

The image of the Porch shows ‘The Orouboros’ or the snake swallowing its tail inscribed into the upper right sandstone block which is built into this porch, snakes have many symbolic meanings, good and bad, but this one is universal, it represents the concept of infinity – and of the end being also the beginning, we can only guess how this stone came to Maughold Church!

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** Source An introduction into Architecture of the Isle of Man by Patricia Tutt **

Maughold Church Porch © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Maughold Church Porch © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The interesting aspect of this beautiful Manx Cottage is the gate pillar and the cast hand of the Manx Giant Arthur Caley. Measured from floor to the tip of the hand it measures 7’11″ which is exactly the same height of the Manx Giant.

Apparently Captain George Burrows, had a Market Garden and a coal yard in Parliament Street in Ramsey and he lived in Rose Cottage. He employed ‘The Manx Giant’ and he had the hands made which he put on the gateposts. He (Capt George Burrows) also gave some items to the Manx Museum in Douglas.

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Rose Cottage and the Manx Giant © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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