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I have to admit being old enough to remember watching sticks of rock being hand made in Kelly’s Rock Shop in Castle Street in Douglas!

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Manx Rock © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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These properties were originally laid on the lawns of the Castlemona Hotel.

They are dated circa 1840 and I particularly like the old style architecture on these buildings, namely the arched doorways, the window pediments above the first floor windows and the old cast iron balconies that remain on some of these Victorian properties.

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Clarence Terrace © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Looking very Christmassy at this lovely old Church in Ballaugh today.

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Christmas at the Cronk in Ballaugh © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The beautiful Kirk Maughold Church today.

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Kirk Maughold Church © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A Manx Milestone – On the Sulby Straight.

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On the Sulby Straight © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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My quest to picture many of the Isle of Man’s remaining Tholtans continued today with a lovely walk up to the once loved ‘Eairy Beg Farmhouse’ which is high up in Glen Helen Plantation.

You can see more of my pictured Tholtans by clicking the above Manx Tholtans link.

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Eairy Beg Farmhouse © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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T. E. Brown and the T. E. Brown Stained Glass Window at the Manx Museum

Thomas Edward Brown (1830 – 1897)

T.E. Brown was the national poet of the Isle of Man, he was born in Douglas and brought up in Kirk Braddan Vicarage where he was educated by his father until he was 15, he then attended King Williams College. He then went up to Oxford and gained Firsts in Classics, Law and History.  In 1853 he was elected Fellow of Oriel and in 1856 became Vice-Principal of King Williams College.  In 1864 he was appointed second master at Clifton, Bristol where he remained until he retired in 1892.  He then moved back to the Isle of Man and settled in Ramsey.

While at Clifton Brown wrote many poems, both lyrical and narrative, the latter being richly descriptive of Manx People and strongly dialectal.  These are included in his ‘fo’c’s’le Yarns’ beginning with ‘Betsy Lee’.  He died in 1897 on a return visit to Clifton.

The Manx Museum has a dedicated area to T. E. Brown which includes this bust by Joseph Swynnerton and this stained glass window which was designed by William Hoggett to display Manx Characters created by Brown.

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TE Brown © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

TE Brown © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Migrating Whooper Swans at the Cronk in Ballaugh (29th November 2015).

From November until approximately March, these whooper swans and many more migrate from Iceland to spend the winter in the North West of England including Ballaugh in the Isle of Man.

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Migrating Whooper Swans © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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28th Nov 15 – Took the dog out for a walk before and stumbled upon these little fellas in Ballaugh.

Now can anyone tell me if these are late this year lambs Lol or early Spring lambs for next year?

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Lambs in November © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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‘The Tree Tunnel’

On the Ballamooar Straight at Ballaugh.

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Tree Tunnel © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Pagan Lady

These two images were taken recently in the Manx Museum Viking Gallery.

Excavations in Peel Castle in 1982/87 revealed an extensive graveyard. The most spectacular finds were the 10th century grave of “The Pagan Lady” which included a fine example of a Viking necklace of which there is 71 differently coloured beads.

The replicate of the original beads can be seen on the Pagan Lady in both of my images.

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Pagan Lady © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Pagan Lady © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Isle of Man – Remembrance Sunday 2015 at Ballaugh Church

“When you go home
Tell them of us, and say
For your tomorrow,
We gave our today.”

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Remembrance Sunday Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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