Port Erin

The former Traie Meanagh open air swimming baths in Port Erin opened in June 1899 and hosted swimmers for more than 80 years, closing as baths in 1981. It was then turned into a fish farm which ceased to operate in 1990.

On image 2 you can see all the abandoned changing rooms and viewing areas, it must have been a hive of activity in it’s heyday!

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Old Port Erin Swimming Pool - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Old Port Erin Swimming Pool - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This lovely Tholtan was once known as Grammagh Cottage which sits next to the 17th green on Rowany Golf Course in Port Erin, this once loved home was then part of Upper Rowany Farm.

The hill in the background is the Carnanes which leads down to Fleshwick Bay.

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Tholtan, Rowany Golf Course - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A beautiful Chough posing for me amongst the wrack on the beach at Strandhall, Isle of Man.

This image has also been added to my Isle of Man Wildlife Page

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Chough - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Milner’s Tower on Bradda Head in Port Erin was built in 1871 by public subscription as a memorial to the benefactor of Port Erin, William Milner, who did much to help the village fishermen and the poor.

Milner was a famous safemaker from Liverpool and the unusual shape of the Tower represents a key and a lock.

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Milners Tower - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Paul Rothwell AKA Rothy (with permission).

Another Black and White image to add to my collection that I am compiling over the forthcoming months of some distinguished traditional, Manx people.

This image shows Paul onboard the Isle of Man Steam Railway engine Fenella at Port Erin Railway Station, Paul is a Fireman for Isle of Man Steam Railways.

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Rothy Isle of Man Railway's Fireman - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A beautiful trip around the most southerly part of the Isle of Man onboard Isle of Man Diving Charters beautiful boat Kirree Varrey, skippered by my friends, Thomas and Sarah Keggen.

I was treated to some wonderful views of Sugar Loaf Rock and all it’s wildlife, Chicken Rock Lighthouse which is the most southerly point of the Isle of Man and the rugged coastline of the Calf of Man and it’s once used lighthouses, then up the coast to Bradda Head Mines with a lovely stop off trip to Cow Harbour on the Calf of Man where Thomas and Sarah made us all a cup of tea, coffee and some lovely home made cake.

All in all a fantastic experience and one I would recommend to anyone wanting to view the Southern coastline of the Isle of Man.

~ isleofmandivingcharters.com ~

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Calf of Man Trip July 18 - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Calf of Man Trip July 18 - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Calf of Man Trip July 18 - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Calf of Man Trip July 18 - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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