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Another snow scene from 12th December 2014, this one overlooks the top end of Sulby Reservoir and over towards Druiadale.

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Tholt Y Will 12th Dec 2014 © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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High up in Tholt y Will Plantation in Sulby you will find these crofters ruins which was the setting of a poem by T.E. Brown, called ‘Kitty of the Sherragh Vane’, an extract of this famous Manx Poem is below;

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Sherragh Vane © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Well, I tell ye, the first time ever I seen her,
She wasn’ much more till a baby –
six years, maybe,would have been her age;
and the little clogs at her,
clitter-clatter,
and her little hand
in mine, to show me the way, you’ll understand,
down yander brew,
and me a stranger too,
that was lost on the mountain;
And the little sowl in the house all alone,
and for her to be goin
the best part of a mile –
bless the chile!
Till she got me right –
and not a bit shy, not her
Nor freckened, but talkin away as purty
as a woman of thirty-
And-“That’s the way down to the School,” says she,
“and Saul and me is goin there every day;
you’ll easy find the way! –
and turns, and off like a bird on the wing,
Aw, a bright little thing.
 
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This old abandoned farm sits high up above the Sulby valley and is typical of those found in the upland areas of the Island, the remains of the horse driven mill and a small orchard are still visible, my records show that John and Lisa Kinrade were still resident at the farm as late as the 1943.

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Killabregga in Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Sulby Claddagh looking nice and busy this morning which is probably due the Festival of Motor Cycling taking place which is better known in old money as the Manx Grand Prix.

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Claddagh during MGP Week © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Found this lovely carved Manx slate gate post whilst out for a walk with Ted the other day, it is on the Clannagh Road in Sulby.

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Etche Stone Pillar © Peter Killey - manxscenes.com

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Sulby Bridge station opened on the 23rd September 1879 as part of the Manx Northern Railways St John to Ramsey line, it is built in red sandstone which was quarried from Peel.

The station is named after the adjacent Sulby Bridge, and it’s rather isolated position meant that it was not as busy as the nearby Sulby Glen station.

The St John to Ramsey line and all of its stations, including Sulby Bridge station closed completely in 1968.

Railway House is now in private ownership.

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Railway House Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A Snippet of History

In the early morning of May 8th 1888 the hotel suffered a mysterious fire and was subsequently totally destroyed, there was no injury or loss of life as it was empty at the time.

Previously known as the ‘Scottish Tavern’ which dated from the 1790s, the name of the replacement and new hotel came from the locally famous ginger beer that was brewed on the premises.

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* Source – A Sulby Heritage Trail by Juan Vernon

Ginger Hall Hotel © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Snaefell Mountain Railway, Electric Tram number 3 crossing the road at the Bungalow.

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Electric Tram Number 3 © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Seen here at the Bungalow at the foot of Snaefell Mountain.

And what a day for the passengers of the Visiting Cruise Ship ‘Adonia’ to go up to the top of Snaefell Mountain.

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Isle of Man Tram and Bus © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing on the road down to Tholt y Will and overlooking a rather full Sulby Reservoir, with Druidale Farm in the back ground.

Our Isle of Man countryside doesn’t get much better than this 🙂

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Sulby Reservoir © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The interesting aspect of this beautiful Manx Cottage is the gate pillar and the cast hand of the Manx Giant Arthur Caley. Measured from floor to the tip of the hand it measures 7’11″ which is exactly the same height of the Manx Giant.

Apparently Captain George Burrows, had a Market Garden and a coal yard in Parliament Street in Ramsey and he lived in Rose Cottage. He employed ‘The Manx Giant’ and he had the hands made which he put on the gateposts. He (Capt George Burrows) also gave some items to the Manx Museum in Douglas.

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Rose Cottage and the Manx Giant © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Snaefell Mountain Tramway, Electric Tram No 1 heading down Snaefell Mountain to the Bungalow this afternoon.

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Electric Tram No 1 © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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