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The Clock Tower and remaining altar window and walls of the former St Peter’s Church in Market Place in Peel.

A fire in 1958 made the building unsafe and it was demolished shortly after, only the outer walls, alter window and some tomb stones and the clock tower remain.

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Former St Peter’s Church - Peel - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A selection of demolition images with the first image showing this Hotel back in 2015.

The Imperial Hotel was built in 1891 from ruabon brick brought from Wales and was originally two hotels in the one building, the Imperial closed it’s doors in 2006 and has thereafter been unused as a Hotel, I always remember the Imperial as a beautiful red bricked landmark on Central Promenade in Douglas which I am sure lots of us can also relate to.

Not sure what will replace this once beautiful Victorian Building but watch this space.

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Formerly the Slieu Lewaigue Hotel, this hotel was first opened in the 1880’s and demolished by fire in 1896, this lovely property is now in private ownership.

It was called the Rest and be Thankful because in the days of coach and horses, the pub going passengers would be let out at the bottom of the hill and were required to walk up at their own pace as the horses went on ahead.

(Info from publication – Manx Inns by Suzanne Cubbon).

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Rest and be Thankful, Maughold © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Kaye Memorial garden on Queen’s Promenade in Douglas which commemorates the Summerland Fire Disaster on the 2nd August 1973 where 50 people lost their lives.

The garden is surrounded by Sunflowers and there are two Sunflower wrought iron benches which are absolutely beautiful.

This Memorial constitues of three irregular grey standing stones inside a low wall. The two outer stones are inscribed with the names of all 50 people who lost their lives and the central stone is inscribed as follows;

IN MEMORY OF THE 50 PEOPLE
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN
THE SUMMERLAND FIRE DISASTER
ON 2 AUGUST 1973.

Erected by Douglas Borough Council
and dedicated on 2 August 2013 on the
40th Anniversay of the Tragedy.

We will not forget
Cha jeanmayd jarrod

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Summerland Memorial - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Summerland Memorial - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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My Black and White version of this gorgeous former Vietnam Helicopter seen here adjacent to the Aviation Museum at Ronaldsway and then it’s onward departure from Ronaldsway heading for Jurby Airfield for an aerial display for the Vintage Motorcycle Club.

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A Bell UH1H Huey 72-21509 - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Two former Vietnam Helicopters seen here adjacent to the Aviation Museum at Ronaldsway and then their departure from Ronaldsway heading for Jurby Airfield for an aerial display for the Vintage Motorcycle Club today.

A Bell UH1H Huey 72-21509 (larger helicopter) and a Hughes OH6A Loach 69-16011 (smaller helicopter)

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A former Vietnam Huey at Ronaldsway Airport © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

A former Vietnam Helicopter at Ronaldsway Airport © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The former Castle Mona Hotel on Castle Drive/Douglas Promenade. Built for the Duke of Athol in 1804 – The Duke resided here until 1831 when this grande now once loved building then became a Hotel.

What a real shame that this beautiful building is now lying totally derelict.

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Former Castle Mona Hotel - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Former Castle Mona Hotel - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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