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‘Natures Colours’ at the Year of our Island garden at St Johns 🇮🇲

Common Blue Butterfly
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Hover Fly
Peacock Butterfly

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Natures Colours - Isle of Man - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The ‘Old Men’ on Injebreck Hill in West Baldwin 🇮🇲

These trees have been like this since I was a lad (which is a quite a few years ago now Lol) 😉

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The old Men of Baldwin - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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How very lucky are we 🇮🇲

Standing high up on the Druidale road, extreme left of the image is North Barrule then to the right Clagh Ouyr, Snaefell Mountain is in the middle right of the image and you can make out Sulby Reservoir to the right. The trees in the left foreground are part of Tholt y Will Plantation.

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Manx Landscape Image - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Kirk Braddan Old Church and 3 interesting Gravestones 🇮🇲

Set in a beautiful wooded valley by the River Dhoo. The churchyard is full of Georgian headstones and is a wonderful place for photographers and anyone with an interest in Manx history and architecture to visit.

There are many interesting gravestones but here are 3 of my favourites and a snippet of info about each.

The grave of Captain Edward Quayle
Captain Quayle was born in 1802, and became one of the first Masters of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company when he assumed command of the Mona on October 5th 1833, having previously been in command of several of the clipper packets which plied between Douglas and Liverpool.
Captain Quayle passed away at his home on Prospect Hill on Saturday June 14th, 1862. The grave has a beautiful intricate carving of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s paddle steamer ‘Douglas’ just look at that 3 intricate Legs of Man above the paddles.

The Cholera Stones
Some 83 victims were buried in Old Kirk Braddan yard between July and September 1832, these small stone adjacent to the Church are apparently individual graves.

Samual Ally “The Slave’s Grave”
One of the best known graves in old Kirk Braddan Church is that of Samuel Ally who was an African slave that was brought to the Isle of Man from the West Indies by the owner of Kirby Mansion house (directly next door to this graveyard) following the abolition of slavery in 1834.

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Old Kirk Braddan Church -  © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

The grave of Captain Edward Quayle - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Cholera Headstones - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Samuel Ally - Manx Slave - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Looking down Marine Drive in Douglas towards the old Toll Gates, just past the Toll Gates you leave Douglas and enter into the Parish of Braddan.

The railings really did lead my eye into this image 🇮🇲

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Toll Gates marine Drive -  © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A lovely young wild wallaby in the heart of the Curragh in Ballaugh tonight 🇮🇲

Love them or loathe them they are in plentiful if you know where to look. (Wild Wallaby Tour with Manxscenes Photography).

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Wild Wallaby - Ballaugh - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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