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Standing just above Dalby this afternoon and looking South towards Eary Cushlin then Bradda Head and onwards to the Calf of Man.

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Dalby and beyond © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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My quest to picture many of the Isle of Man’s remaining Tholtans continued today with a lovely walk up to the once loved ‘Eairy Beg Farmhouse’ which is high up in Glen Helen Plantation.

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Eairy Beg Farmhouse © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Pagan Lady

These two images were taken recently in the Manx Museum Viking Gallery.

Excavations in Peel Castle in 1982/87 revealed an extensive graveyard. The most spectacular finds were the 10th century grave of “The Pagan Lady” which included a fine example of a Viking necklace of which there is 71 differently coloured beads.

The replicate of the original beads can be seen on the Pagan Lady in both of my images.

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Pagan Lady © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Pagan Lady © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Cross Vein Mine in Foxdale more popularly known as Snuff the Wind.

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Cross Vein mine © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Possibly the site of where Foxdale Mines worker James Killey murdered 3 of his children and then killed himself in 1868.

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Doarlish Ard Foxdale - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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On the way home yesterday on the Staarvey Road I decided to take a picture of the unusual Bell Tower on the barn of Ballakaighen Farm.

I bumped into the owner of the farm a Mr Donald Cannan (as in piccie) this man who is 85 years of age is still a working farmer and an absolute true Manxman and Gentleman.

Donald told me the story of the old Cronk y Voddy Church undergoing extensive renovation in the late 70’s and how he went to the auction room and bought the bell which now stands above his barn on the Staarvey Road in Cronk y Voddy, the bell is still used now and again, especially on Tynwald Day which is also the the Cronk y Voddy Sports day and the Cronk y Voddy Eisteddfod.

Donald also mentioned that the old bell can be traced back to 1852 which makes this original bell 163 years old (in 2015).

Donald told me all sorts of lovely stories about his life and it was an absolute honour to have met him, he even rang the bell for me to prove it still worked.

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Donald Cannan - Cronk y Voddy © Peter Killey  - www.manxscenes.com

Donald Cannan - Cronk y Voddy © Peter Killey  - www.manxscenes.com

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A lovely walk up to this beautiful once loved home which is just above Lhergydhoo between the Staarvey Road and Knocksharry on the Peel to Kirk Michael Coast Road.

Talking to a nearby farmer about this old house, he can remember this property being occupied circa 1945 by a man named Killey who had the nickname of ‘Killey the Gull’.

This Tholtan captures stunning and uninterupted views looking, North, South and to the West of the Island.

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Lhergydhoo Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Lhergydhoo Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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