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Steam Train No 4 Caledonia at Kirk Michael – Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2018.

To mark the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the last train on the Northern Line, a locomotive (Caledonia) will be positioned on track outside an original Manx Northern Station building at Kirk Michael (now Kirk Michael Fire Station).

Kirk Michael Heritage Trust will be in the former station building with a photographic display focused on the Northern Line. This will be the first time since closure of the line in 1968 that a locomotive has visited the station.
Worth a look on Wednesday 25th July.

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Caledonia Steam Train - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The former Isle of Man Bank in Kirk Michael which closed its doors in 2012.

I have to say that this really is a beautiful old building in Architectural terms.

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IOM Bank © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The only Pub in Kirk Michael – The Mitre

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Mitre Hotel Kirk Michael © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A run out on the Mountain Bike this afternoon took me to Orrisdale Lime Kiln.

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I have to be honest and say that these old Manx Runic Stones and Crosses do fascinate me.

This rather strange stone (No. 110) is displayed in Kirk Michael Church and is a broken shaft of a cross slab, which in 1669 was turned upside down, reshaped and carved with a skull and cross bones. It shows remains of the double twist and ring design. On one edge part of an inscription reads, A.B. cut (these) runes.

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Manx Crosses and Slabs - © www.manxscenes.com

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I went into the graveyard have a look at the old grave of Bishop Wilson and got a bit carried away with my camera (as you do).

This time I somehow managed to avoid the four sheep and one ram in the graveyard 🙂

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

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The bottom of Barregarrow the next left hander is in to Westwood then on to the straight towards Douglas Road Corner in Kirk Michael (all in all a very fast section of the course).

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Bottom of Barragarrow on the TT Course © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This church was built in 1835 (the former church dated from the 12th century) The building is of plain cruciform design and is built in brown stone with a large square tower.

There are five Bishops buried in the graveyard, Bishops Wilson, Hildesley, Mason, Crigan and Duesbury.

I actually went into the graveyard to have a look at these graves and I kid you not I was chased out by two sheep, one of which had long horns.

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St Michael's Church in Kirk Michael © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Post Office in this image has been here for a very long time the door to the right of the Pharmacy was once the entrance to the old Kirk Michael Sorting Office.

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Kirk Michael Village and Post Office © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Couldn’t help grabbing this image of these lovely Spring flowers on this property on the Orrisdale Loop Road today.

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Daffodils and Crocuses at Orrisdale © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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