Also known as the Crossag, which crosses the Silverburn River near to Rushen Abbey, dating from the mid-14th century the four feet wide packhorse bridge is an example of only a few which survive in the whole of Britain.

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Monks Bridge in Ballasalla - © Peter Killey

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A beautiful example of a traditional Manx thatched cottage in Cranstal in Bride.

The stones that are protruding below the thatch would have been the tie off points for the ropes that would have then secured the thatch prior to today’s new securing methods..

Perhaps someone could tell us what the protruding slates on the chimney stacks are for as I have seen these on many thatched cottages and wondered what they are for?

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Thatched Cottage - Cranstal Bride - © Peter Killey


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I captured Duty Pump Foxtrot 1:1 today whilst the sun was shining and whilst this handsome appliance was sat awaiting the next shout at Douglas Fire Station 🙂

The appliance is a 6 personnel 1800 Litre Water Tender Ladder Appliance which was body built by UK company Emergency One.

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Duty Pump Foxtrot 1:1 -  © Peter Killey

 

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St Lukes Church in West Baldwin was formerly attached to the parish church of Kirk Braddan and now Marown, the church was built in 1836 on the site of a Celtic church called “Keeill Abban”, an ancient Celtic cross has also been built into the west gable section of the building which was also used as a school up to 1871.

Behind this chapel and up the hill is the ancient site of *Tynwald which was held there as far back as 1429 and is now marked by a circle of stones.

*Manx Parliament

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St Lukes Church - West Baldwin - © Peter Killey

 

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This building at the northern end of Douglas Promenade houses Douglas Borough Council’s historic Horse Trams and the offices above have been converted into a conference facility and called “The Strathallan Suite”

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Strathallen Terrace - Douglas - © Peter Killey

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The remains of this trawler which sank in June 1927 when she was driven onto half tide rocks in South Ramsey Bay and broke up. The incident occured when the men aboard the Cevic were attempting to rescue the ship’s lifeboat, which had got into trouble. A flare was sent up and the Ramsey lifeboat was launched. All the crewmen were saved, but the Cevic sank!

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Cevic South Ramsey Beach - © Peter Killey

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St. Sanctain’s Church, Santon, stands on the site of an ancient Church or Keeill built around fifteen hundred years ago, It is strategically placed and commands a view of a large sweep of the sea looking towards the north-west coast of England and the mountains of North Wales. It can be seen by travellers sailing on the sea and flying by air as they come over the coastline towards Ronaldsway Airport. Thus for fifteen centuries the present Church, and its predecessors, have always been a landmark by sea, land and air. The present building was erected in 1774 and is a good example of an old Manx Church with its white walls and rectangular shape.

The original building was one of over a hundred Celtic Keeills, or “treen” churches, which were scattered all over the Island.

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