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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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This famous Pub on the TT Course also holds a little history of the Manx Giant Arthur Caley who it appears lived for a short time at the Glen Mooar Inn which was on the site of the now present Hotel.

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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Sulby Glen Hotel - © Peter Killey

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Situated half way up the hill on Old Church Road in Crosby, this little old School is now the Department of Education and Children’s Marown Language Centre.

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

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Old Marown School - The Old School on the Hill -  © Peter Killey

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I took this image this morning opposite the Woodbourne Hotel in Alexander Drive in Douglas.

The custom of ‘Hunting the Wren’ has long been an Isle of Man tradition, and is still kept alive each St Stephen’s Day.

It is thought that it is descended from Celtic mythology and the tradition may also have been influenced by Scandinavian settlers during the Viking invasions of the 8th and 10th centuries.

Historically, groups of young men known as ‘wren boys’ would hunt a wren and then tie the sacred bird to the top of a pole, decorated with holly sprigs and ribbons. With blackened faces, the group would sing at houses and receive for money, presents or food for their efforts. Those that gave money to the boys would receive a feather from the wren as thanks. The collected money was then used to host a village dance.

Superstitious Manx fishermen were known not to venture out to sea without having first secured a feather to ensure their safe return. Wrens’ feathers were also considered a general preservative against witchcraft.

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

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Hunt the Wren 2012 - © Peter Killey

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Spotted this little Robin whilst out walking on Douglas Head.

I suppose it fits into a Christmas theme as such!  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year (Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa).

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

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Sitting on the Fence - © Peter Killey

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This sculpture of Manx Martyr Illiam Dhone (also known as William Christian) is displayed in Malew Parish Church and the plaque underneath the sculpture simply states “Here lies Illiam Dhone, William Christian of Ronaldsway, shot to death at Hango Hill on 2nd January 1663” – January 2nd 2013 marks the 350th anniversary of his execution.

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

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Illiam Dhone the Manx Martyr in Malew Church -  © 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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A lovely afternoon’s walk along the old railway line at Crosby with Ted (my Border Terrier) this lovely traditional Manx Farmhouse is called Coolingel Farm and the edge of the Plantation that can be seen is called Rhenny Plantation.

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

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A View from the Old Railway Line at Crosby towards Coolingel Farm - © Peter Killey

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This little lobster boat “Pibbin” which is tied up in Ramsey Inner Harbour always catches my eye whenever I am in Ramsey and I grabbed this image yesterday as the winters afternoon sun was starting to dip down behind Albert Tower.

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

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Reflections of Pibbin in Ramsey Harbour - © Peter Killey

 

 

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This stained glass window inside St. Peter’s Church in Onchan depicts Maughold Parish Church and the “Maughold Parish Cross” which is a 14th century St. Bees sandstone carving and is one of the earliest representations of the 3 Legs of Mann (apart from the 3 Legs inscribed on the Pommel of the 12th Century Manx Sword of State) it is also interesting to note which direction the 3 Legs are pointing!

I have taken a number of images of the stained glass windows in St. Peter’s and I will add them to Manxscenes.com over the coming months.

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

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Maughold Church with the famous Maughold Cross in the foreground - © Peter Killey

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This lovely colourful stained glass window in St. Peter’s Church in Onchan depicts Ballaugh Old Church with it’s famous leaning entrance pillars.

I have taken a number of images of the stained glass windows in St. Peter’s and I will add them to Manxscenes.com over the coming months.

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

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A Stained Glass Window in St. Peter's Church in Onchan - © Peter Killey

 

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This beautiful Church in Onchan was built in 1833 and is dedicated to St. Peter

A little bit of trivia;  The rain drip stones (I am sure that terminology is wrong) above the louvered openings in the Bell Tower are constructed with headstones and if you look up at them you can see names and inscriptions on them!

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

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St. Peter's Church in Kirk Onchan - © Peter Killey

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