Braddan

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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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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The quaint interior of St Lukes Church in West Baldwin.

St Lukes Church was formerly attached to the parish church of Kirk Braddan and now Marown, the church was built in 1836 on the site of a Celtic church called “Keeill Abban”, an ancient Celtic cross has also been built into the west gable section of the building which was also used as a school up to 1871.

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St Lukes Church - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This quaint little church was formerly attached to the Parish church of Kirk Braddan but now Marown, this church was built in 1836 on the site of a Celtic church called “Keeill Abban”, an ancient Celtic cross has also been built into the west gable section of the building which was also used as a school up to 1871.

Behind this chapel and up the hill is the ancient site of Tynwald which was held there as far back as 1429 and is now marked by a circle of stones 🇮🇲

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St Lukes, Baldwin - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Two images of the present low water level at Injebreck Reservoir in West Baldwin, image 1 shows the old road bridge dating back to 1904 which leads to the former three small farms.

Image 2 shows the wooden jetties where the full water level usually reaches.

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Low Water Injebreck Reservoir -  © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Low Water Injebreck Reservoir -  © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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