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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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“A Sad Reflection”

This image was taken the morning after a serious fire ripped through the accomodation block (left hand side of image) at the Mount Murray Hotel in Santon.

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Mount Murray Fire November 2013 - © Peter Killey

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I am very pleased that my photograph of a Fire Appliance in front of Peel Castle has made a £3 first day cover (Miniature Set) Manx Stamp which will be issued towards the end of the month.

Famous and royalties spring to mind.

Peter's £3 Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Stamp

 

 

 

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This former Fire Station in John Street used to house the Duty Appliance and crew up until 1977, the Fire Brigade of them days were all under the leadership of Douglas Corporation and this building is now the Housing Offices for the Borough.

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

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The Former Douglas Fire Station in John Street – © Peter Killey

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The foundation stone to this College was laid by the then Governor Cornelius Smelt in 1830 and College was opened in 1833, in 1844 virtually all the interior was destroyed by fire.

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

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King Williams College - Castletown - Isle of Man - © 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.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Duty Pump Foxtrot 1:1 -  © Peter Killey

 

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