Malew

Inside Malew Church is this wonderful sculpture of the Manx Martyr William Christian better known as Illiam Dhone which was sculptured by Manxman Bryan Kneale.

William Christian, known in Manx as Illiam Dhone (Brown William), was considered a traitor by the Stanleys but a patriot by many of the Manx for his actions in surrendering the Island to the Parliamentary troops during the Civil War. At his trial many members of the House of Keys were unwilling to condemn him and as a result were removed and replaced by others who would find William Christian guilty.

By October 1651 the Island was besieged by Parliamentary forces who demanded that the Manx surrender. Stanley had been captured in England. His wife, Countess Charlotte de la Tremouille, tried to negotiate for her husband’s release but when she learnt of her husband’s execution and that the Island’s garrisons were to be surrendered by William Christian (the Island’s Receiver General), she finally admitted defeat.

The Manx Rebellion, as it was known, was a bloodless coup with English Parliamentary forces taking over administration of the Island. The Keys, which after 1600 had been a permanent representative body, continued to meet periodically during this time.

When King Charles II was restored to the throne in 1660 and the 8th Earl of Stanley returned to the Island, the Earl accused William Christian of treason for the surrendering the Island in 1651 and had him executed by firing squad at Hango Hill, outside Castletown, on January 2nd 1663, despite the issue of a general pardon granted by Charles II.

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Illiam Dhone the Manx Martyr - © Manxscenes.com

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Standing on the Carnanes near to the Sloc and looking up the west coast of the Island towards Niarbyl Bay and onward to Peel Hill.

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Sloc from Carnanes © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A lovely walk this morning from the Sloc up to the Carnanes to a very special place with my kids.

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The Sloc © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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CT-58 Nancy Ellen at Derbyhaven.

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Low Tide at Derbyhaven © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing on the Ballavar Road next to Archallagan Plantation in Foxdale and overlooking the buildings of the MSPCA in the centre of the image, South Barrule Plantation is top left, next to the Plantation is South Barrule Quarry, you can also just make out the heather starting to burst into colour on the upper hills.

How lucky are we to have such a wonderful countryside!

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Foxdale and Beyond © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Here is a few of my favourite images from the Southern Agricultural show 2014 which was held at Great Meadow in Malew, the first image is of Peter Quayle of Ballagraingey Farm in St Marks and his eight year old Simmental Bull ‘Pasturefield Turbo Tommy’ who won the show’s top honour of Supreme Champion.

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Here is one quick image for starters, I will add a small album of Agricultural Show images tomorrow 🙂

The little lad at the reins of these beautiful Clydesdale Horses at the Southern Agricultural Show is only 12 years of age 🙂

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Southern Agricultural Show 2014 © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Siverburn River crossing over the Rushen Abbey Ford at Ballasalla, many a happy day spent as a kid down here 🙂

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Rushen Abbey Ford in Ballasalla © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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South Barrule Mountain and according to the carving on the gate it is 1585 feet high

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South Barrule Mountain © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The bronze ‘Three Legs of Man’ sculpture at Ronaldsway Airport.

And not one car or person in sight 🙂

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Ronaldsway - Isle of Man Airport - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This stone-built, Norse-Celtic chapel is dedicated to St. Michael and dates from around the 12th century.  It is now consists of just four walls and a bell turret.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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St Michael's Chapel © Peter Killey

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This sculpture of Manx Martyr Illiam Dhone (also known as William Christian) is displayed in Malew Parish Church and the plaque underneath the sculpture simply states “Here lies Illiam Dhone, William Christian of Ronaldsway, shot to death at Hango Hill on 2nd January 1663” – January 2nd 2013 marks the 350th anniversary of his execution.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Illiam Dhone the Manx Martyr in Malew Church -  © Peter Killey

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