Laxey

An image and a short video whilst standing on the Cairn of Breeze Hill in Laxey and overlooking Laxey Harbour and the upper and lower sections of old Laxey 🇮🇲

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Laxey from Breeze Hill - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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3 images of Manx Tholtans, image 1 and 2 are Park Llewellyn. This beautiful once loved Manx Tholtan at Park Llewellyn sits on the foot of the slopes of North Barrule. Quite difficult to imagine how tough life in this isolated home might have been. But believe me the view out the front door overlooking Cornaa Valley with views of the North Laxey Mines nearby might have been some consolation. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful ruins on the entire island 🇮🇲

Image 3 is the nearby Tholtan of Cornaa Farm which I believe was still occupied in the late 70’s, again this beautiful once loved home enjoyed very similar views to the neighbouring Park Llewellyn.

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Park Llewellyn Farm - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Park Llewellyn Farm - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Cornaa Farm - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Isle of Man Steam Packet’s Ben My Chree 40 minutes prior to berthing in Douglas Harbour. I am sure that wind farm is getting closer to the Isle of Man?!

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Ben my Chree and Walney Windfarm - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A nice walk around Laxey on Saturday.

Image 1 – Laxey Railway Station looking very tidy and pretty, Laxey Station is an intermediate station that serves electric trams running from Douglas to Ramsey and return and is the start of the Snaefell Mountain railway climb and descent.

Image 2 – A slightly different perspective from high above the Laxey Wheel in the hills at Agneash. The wheel was built in 1854 in order to drain the mines of water and was officially started by Lieutenant Governor Hope and it was named in honour of his wife “Lady Isabella”.

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Laxey Railway Station - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Laxey Wheel - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The foundation stone to this lovely church was laid in 1854 and the building was completed in 1855 but was not consecrated until May 1856.

The church was built on land provided by Mr Geo. W. Dumbbell, chairman of the mining company, which forms part of the garden belonging to to the Mines Captain’s House (now the Mines Tavern). The building which became known as “The Miners Church”, cost £950 to which the Great Laxey Mining Company donated £200.

Christ Church laxey Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This lovely Sculpture at Ham and Egg Terrace in Laxey by Ongky Wijana was funded by Laxey resident, the late Mrs Phillis Tate and is a fitting tribute to the great Laxey Miners.

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Laxey Miner © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A slightly different perspective from high above the Laxey Wheel in the hills at Agneash.

The wheel was built in 1854 in order to drain the mines of water and was officially started by Lieutenant Governor Hope and it was named in honour of his wife “Lady Isabella”.

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Laxey Wheel © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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