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These “2” little fellas were born yesterday in the parish of Ballaugh

Hopefully this is the start of Spring here on the Island.

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Ballaugh Lambs © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A walk along the old Northern Railway Line near to Ballacrye.

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On the Railway Line at Ballacrye © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing inside Old Ballaugh Church at the Cronk and looking out towards the famous leaning entrance pillars.

This little Church always intrigues me with its leaning entrance pillars, I have heard so many myths about the reasons why the pillars are leaning that I just don’t really know what to believe now!

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Ballaugh Old Church at the Cronk © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This lovely little pub is the only Pub in the Village and stands on the TT Course at Ballaugh Bridge, however according to my Manx book called ‘Manannan’s Isle’ by David Craine Ballaugh boasted a staggering 17 Pubs and 1 Hotel in 1830.

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The Raven in Ballaugh © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Just inside the the entrance to Bishopscourt Glen (north of Kirk Michael) is an artificial mound named Mount Aeolus, created by Bishop Hildesley to commemorate Captain Elliott’s victory over the French off the Manx coast on 28 February 1760.

The mound which is shaped in similarity to Tynwald Hill has a inscribed monument on the top of it detailing Capatain Elliott’s victory.

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Mount Aeolus in Bishopscourt Glen -  © Peter Killey

 

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A cold, crisp Autumn afternoon at the former Ballaugh Railway Station cattle loading platform on the Northern Railway Line which was run until 1968 by the Manx Northern Railway (MNR).

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The former Ballaugh Railway Station © Peter Killey

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Standing at the Cronk at sunset and looking towards Jurby Church with the low sun casting long shadows on the field.

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Hay Bales at the Cronk © Peter Killey

 

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I love this beautiful area of Ballaugh and I took this image a few weeks back but forgot to add it to manxscenes.com

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Glen Dhoo in Ballaugh - © Peter Killey

 

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We went for a beautiful walk this evening up to “The Forgotten Valley” at Glen Dhoo in Ballaugh.

Glen Dhoo in Manx Gaelic simply means “Black Glen” because when the sun is sinking in the sky and disappears behind the hill the Glen is cast into shade.

This forgotten valley is untouched and absolutely beautiful and this lovely little Manx Tholtan, better known as “The Port” or “Phurt” has a small stream running past the front of it.

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A Manx Tholtan at Glen Dhoo Ballaugh - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Manx Tholtan at Glen Dhoo Ballaugh - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Entrance Glen Dhoo or the Port at Ballaugh - © Peter Killey

 

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On the old Northern Railway Line at Ballacrye just North of Ballaugh Village is the Ballacrye Level Crossing Gatehouse, this building is where the gate keeper and his family lived;

The duties of the gatekeeper were arduous, as laid down by the Isle of Man Company in 1922 (Link to Ballaugh Heritage Trust)

  1. The gates were to be kept closed except to allow traffic to pass.
  2. Gates to be closed to the horse road five minutes before a train was due.
  3. Special trains had to give a prolonged whistle for crossings.
  4. A red board by day and three red lights at night to denote that a special train followed. Two red lights denoted a light engine following. These to be displayed on read of train or engines, special to pass within 15 minutes.
  5. A red board by day or red light at night hung on the front of the train denoted that a special train was to arrive shortly from the opposite direction.

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Ballacrye Gate House - © Peter Killey

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Standing at the Cronk Beach in Ballaugh and looking North twards Killane and the old RAF Jurby Head.

You can easily make out the coastal erosion and man made sea defences near Killane in Jurby!

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Looking North from "The Cronk" in Ballaugh towards Jurby Head -  © Peter Killey

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