Douglas

The church was constructed as a result of a bequest in the will of Henry Bloom Noble, his trustees provided land at the junction of St Ninian’s Road and Ballaquayle Road, and money for the construction of this beautiful church which was completd in 1913 and consecrated as a parish church the following year.

The church is constructed of local slate and its tower dominates the landscape and indeed the skyline of Douglas.

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

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The Toll Gates – Marine Drive, Douglas.

At one time (1896 – 1939) the Southern Electric Tramway ran along the roadway from Douglas Head to Port Soderick through this left hand archway.

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The Toll Gates - Marine Drive -  © 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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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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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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Douglas new Lifeboat 12-12, which is a Mersey Class all weather boat presently named Marine Engineer which is seen here in Port St Mary Bay for the last trip for the old outgoing Douglas Lifeboat Sir William Hillary 47-032 seen to the rear of the image.

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Douglas new Lifeboat 12-12 - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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