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I love these bronze statues which depicts Norsemen pulling on a rope, what you cannot see is that behind the glass and inside the House of Manannan and attached to the other end of the rope is the Viking Long ship Odins Raven which is being pulled onto shore by these Norsemen, if you have not visited the House of Manannan, believe me it is well worth a visit.

The reflection on the glass is the Creek Inn Public House and the Spire of the disused St Peters Church in Market Street in Peel.

The images were captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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House of Manannan Peel - © Peter Killey

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A few images from a lovely afternoon’s walk around Peel.

Image 1 – Fishing Vessel N-236 Minch Hunter, from Newry entering Peel Harbour after a day’s fishing.

Image 2 – The Traditional Harbour side Pub The Creek Inn.

Image 3 & 4 – The Clock Tower and remaining walls of St Peter’s Church in Market Place in Peel.

The images were all captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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This beautiful Victorian Jail was built in 1831 to house 30 Prisoners that were all transferred from the existing Prison in Castle Rushen in Castletown, the building was designed by Manx architect James Cowle.

The Prison has been extended on a number of occasions to include further accommodation wings however In August 2008 this beautifully designed Victorian building was vacated and the staff and inmates were all transferred to the new Isle of Man Prison in Jurby which is now fully operational.

This type of architecture will probably never be seen again on the Isle of Man and is a genuine reason for it’s retention.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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The Former Victoria Road Prison - © Peter Killey

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A sunset image viewed from Hango Hill on Castletown Promenade and overlooking Castletown Beach towards Scarlett Point.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Castletown Sunset - © Peter Killey

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Seven crewmen lost their lives on 11th January 2000 when their vessel – the scallop dredger Solway Harvester – sank off the East coast of the Isle of Man.

On board were Skipper Andrew Mills (known as Craig), 29, his brother Robin Mills, 33, their cousin David Mills, 17, Martin Milligan, 26, John Murphy, 22, David Lyons, 18, and Wesley Jolly, 17.

The men were all from the Isle of Whithorn area of Dumfries and Galloway.

Through my work I remember that day so well and the subsequent involvement that my work had in the recovery of the vessel and the men on the night they were brought back onto Victoria Pier.

I must say though that my respect and credit goes to Police Inspector Dudley Butt who conducted the whole inquiry from start to finish and was regularly producing press releases along with supporting family members during this terrible period.

I took this image today (11th January 2012) twelve years to the day that this stricken vessel was lost.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Solway Harvester 11 January 2012 - © Peter Killey

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A cold winters afternoon on Ramsey Beach, the Pier in the foreground is Queens Pier which was built in 1886 at a cost of £45,000

The Piers behind are the entrance into Ramsey Harbour and shows the Northern and Southern guidance lights.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Ramsey Piers, Old and New - © Peter Killey

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Whilst out on a shout tonight and on my way home I stopped to grab an image of St George’s Church in Douglas whilst this beautiful building was lit up with sodium lights.

St George’s Church was completed in 1781 and is the oldest standing church in Douglas.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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St George's Church Douglas - © Peter Killey

 

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A typical scene from the quaint fishing village of Port St Mary with lobster pots and fish boxes ready for the next trip out to sea.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Port St Mary Inner Harbour - © Peter Killey

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It is very rare to see this school without one car parked in front of it, so I grabbed the opportunity today whilst the school is still closed for the Christmas/New Year period.

I am sure this image will bring back loads of good and bad memories to those pupils that attended it, it certainly does for me!

It is worth noting that this school that was completed in 1939 initially served as classrooms for young boys mostly aged 16 who had signed up with the Royal Navy for 12 years and they were a familiar site during this war period marching from their ship (H.M.S St George) to Ballakermeen School to learn the basic knowledge of signalling and telegraphy.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Ballakermeen High School - © Peter Killey

 

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Wow, what fresh start for all these brave people for taking part in the Southern New Years Day dips.

Image 1 & 2 were taken on Chapel Beach in Port St Mary at about 12.45hrs and shows the guys and girls going in and quickly coming out, images 3, 4, 5 and 6 were taken at around 13.30hrs in Port St Mary Inner Harbour, again with the dippers going in and quickly coming back out, believe me it was freezing just watching these guys!

The images were all captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Happy New Year to all of my Manxscenes viewers 🙂

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Close to the Wetlands and St Peters church in Onchan is Molly Carrooins cottage which was in fact not built as a cottage but as a weaving shed which was converted to a cottage around 1800 when a chimney stack was added to the outside of the gable wall, it then later became the home of the village washerwoman.

This tiny-whitewashed cottage, which is probably one of the oldest buildings in the village, has now been fully restored to give a taste of true village tradition, and is sometimes open to the public.

A big thank you to Architectural Historian and Captain of Onchan Parish, Mr Peter Kelly for all his continued advice and support with Manxscenes.com.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Molly Carooin's Cottage in Onchan - © Peter Killey

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