Images of Ballaugh

Images from each and every corner of Ballaugh, Isle of Man

Standing inside Old Ballaugh Church at the Cronk and looking out towards the famous leaning entrance pillars.

This little Church always intrigues me with its leaning entrance pillars, I have heard so many myths about the reasons why the pillars are leaning that I just don’t really know what to believe now!

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Ballaugh Old Church at the Cronk © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This lovely little pub is the only Pub in the Village and stands on the TT Course at Ballaugh Bridge, however according to my Manx book called ‘Manannan’s Isle’ by David Craine Ballaugh boasted a staggering 17 Pubs and 1 Hotel in 1830.

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud.

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The Raven in Ballaugh © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A cold, crisp Autumn afternoon at the former Ballaugh Railway Station cattle loading platform on the Northern Railway Line which was run until 1968 by the Manx Northern Railway (MNR).

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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The former Ballaugh Railway Station © Peter Killey

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Standing at the Cronk at sunset and looking towards Jurby Church with the low sun casting long shadows on the field.

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Hay Bales at the Cronk © Peter Killey

 

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Captured this during the Flower Festival and titled it “Simple Shadows”

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Simple Shadows - Cronk Old Church - © Peter Killey

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I love this beautiful area of Ballaugh and I took this image a few weeks back but forgot to add it to manxscenes.com

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Glen Dhoo in Ballaugh - © Peter Killey

 

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The first image is taken at the Isle of Man Flower Festival at the quaint Cronk Church in Ballaugh, there is a sort of alternative festival going on also at Jurby Church with lots of knitted flowers and characters like these guys in image two, I must say the ham sandwiches look nice 🙂

The images were captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized, cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Flower Festival Ballaugh Old Church -  © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knitted Charachters Jurby Church  -  © Peter Killey

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We went for a beautiful walk this evening up to “The Forgotten Valley” at Glen Dhoo in Ballaugh.

Glen Dhoo in Manx Gaelic simply means “Black Glen” because when the sun is sinking in the sky and disappears behind the hill the Glen is cast into shade.

This forgotten valley is untouched and absolutely beautiful and this lovely little Manx Tholtan, better known as “The Port” or “Phurt” has a small stream running past the front of it.

The images were all captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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A Manx Tholtan at Glen Dhoo Ballaugh - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Manx Tholtan at Glen Dhoo Ballaugh - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Entrance Glen Dhoo or the Port at Ballaugh - © Peter Killey

 

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Just past Ballaugh Bridge on the TT Course and tucked in the hedge is this memorial to two quite famous people that will definitely be remembered in TT and MGP History.

The bottom plaque is dedicated to staunch TT and MGP Marshall Gwen Crellin who lived just passed Ballaugh Bridge on the TT Course, Gwen come rain, hail or shine would be outside her house before every TT and MGP practice or race.  Gwen passed away in 2007 aged 89 years and this plaque is dedicated to her.

* N.B The plaque was originally presented to Gwen by the MGP Supporters Club in 1997 and was fixed to the front of Gwens house, it is now displayed across the road from Gwens house as part of this memorial.

The top bronze plaque  is dedicated to Gary Dickinson 1934 to 1993, Gary was better known as “The Mighty Atom” during the TT, because of his slight stature Gary had to carry a lead block fastened to his motorbike frame under his left boot so he could reach the minimum racing weight.

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A Memorial to Gwen Crellin and Gary Dickinson at Ballaugh Bridge -  © Peter Killey

 

 

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On the old Northern Railway Line at Ballacrye just North of Ballaugh Village is the Ballacrye Level Crossing Gatehouse, this building is where the gate keeper and his family lived;

The duties of the gatekeeper were arduous, as laid down by the Isle of Man Company in 1922 (Link to Ballaugh Heritage Trust)

  1. The gates were to be kept closed except to allow traffic to pass.
  2. Gates to be closed to the horse road five minutes before a train was due.
  3. Special trains had to give a prolonged whistle for crossings.
  4. A red board by day and three red lights at night to denote that a special train followed. Two red lights denoted a light engine following. These to be displayed on read of train or engines, special to pass within 15 minutes.
  5. A red board by day or red light at night hung on the front of the train denoted that a special train was to arrive shortly from the opposite direction.

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Ballacrye Gate House - © Peter Killey

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Standing at the Cronk Beach in Ballaugh and looking North twards Killane and the old RAF Jurby Head.

You can easily make out the coastal erosion and man made sea defences near Killane in Jurby!

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Looking North from "The Cronk" in Ballaugh towards Jurby Head -  © Peter Killey

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On the little road down to the Cronk Beach at Ballaugh there are a number of lovely little cottages with stunning views out to sea and also inland towards Ballaugh Glen and Snaefell Mountain.

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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On the Road to the Cronk Beach in Ballaugh -  © Peter Killey

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