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Spotted this Helicopter G-IDEB the other night parked up at Alpine Cottage on the TT Course, this helicopter is one of two that are used for medical emergencies for the TT.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR Camera with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Airmed at Isle of Man TT 2013 - © Peter Killey

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Standing at Grove Mount in Ramsey and overlooking Mooragh Park, with the relatively new Ramsey Park Hotel to the left, Kings Court centre left and Albert Tower top right of the image.

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

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Mooragh Park Ramsey © 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.

The images were all captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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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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I can remember this little old building at Smeale in Andreas as a General Store in the 70’s.

To get in the shop you had to walk up the path by the Post Box and the shop had a wooden counter, I can remember having to wait for ages for someone to come and serve me!

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized, cropped  and converted to black and white with the post box highlighted in it’s original colour in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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The Old General Store in Smeale - © Peter Killey

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Just past Ballaugh Bridge on the TT Course and tucked in the hedge is this memorial to two quite famous people that will definitely be remembered in TT and MGP History.

The bottom plaque is dedicated to staunch TT and MGP Marshall Gwen Crellin who lived just passed Ballaugh Bridge on the TT Course, Gwen come rain, hail or shine would be outside her house before every TT and MGP practice or race.  Gwen passed away in 2007 aged 89 years and this plaque is dedicated to her.

* N.B The plaque was originally presented to Gwen by the MGP Supporters Club in 1997 and was fixed to the front of Gwens house, it is now displayed across the road from Gwens house as part of this memorial.

The top bronze plaque  is dedicated to Gary Dickinson 1934 to 1993, Gary was better known as “The Mighty Atom” during the TT, because of his slight stature Gary had to carry a lead block fastened to his motorbike frame under his left boot so he could reach the minimum racing weight.

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

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A Memorial to Gwen Crellin and Gary Dickinson at Ballaugh Bridge -  © 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.

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

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Ballacrye Gate House - © Peter Killey

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Mum wasn’t too happy about me taking a piccie of her and her kids from the old Northern Railway railway line at Ballacrye.

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

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Mum and her new family at Ballacrye Farm - © 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!

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

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

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On the little road down to the Cronk Beach at Ballaugh there are a number of lovely little cottages with stunning views out to sea and also inland towards Ballaugh Glen and Snaefell Mountain.

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

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On the Road to the Cronk Beach in Ballaugh -  © Peter Killey

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Ramsey Lifeboat 12-14 Ann and James Ritchie undergoing an exercise today in Ramsey Harbour.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR Camera with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Ramsey Lifeboat 12-14 Ann and James Ritchie - © Peter Killey

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The RNLI prototype Shannon class all-weather lifeboat is currently undergoing sea trials in the Irish Sea and is seen here visiting Ramsey Harbour.

It’s the first modern RNLI all-weather lifeboat to be powered by water-jets instead of propellers, making it faster and more manoeuverable when reaching casualties and is expected to be seen within a year or two in the Isle of Man.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR Camera with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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The RNLI prototype Shannon class all-weather lifeboat - © Peter Killey

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Set back from the road between Ballig Bridge and Laurel Bank on the TT Course is this lovely entrance gate to “The Beary”, I have drove past this entrance so many times but I have never seen it until the other day!

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

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Beary Farm at Ballig - © Peter Killey

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