Laxey

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Laxey and Baldrine and beyond.

This image was taken from the very beautiful SCS Ballannette conservation and Wildlife area at Clay Head.

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Laxey & Baldrine © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The foundation stone to this lovely church was laid in 1854 and the building was completed in 1855 but was not consecrated until May 1856.

The church was built on land provided by Mr Geo. W. Dumbbell, chairman of the mining company, which forms part of the garden belonging to to the Mines Captain’s House (now the Mines Tavern). The building which became known as “The Miners Church”, cost £950 to which the Great Laxey Mining Company donated £200.

Christ Church laxey Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This is the largest known Megalithic tomb on the Isle of Man.

King Orry is a almost legendary character revered by the Manx as their greatest king. He was King Godred Crovan, who seized the throne in 1079 and created the Kingdom of Mann and the Isles stretching from the Irish Sea to the outer Hebrides.

These are the remains of two prehistoric chambered tombs. King Orry’s Grave was built by farmers about 5000 years ago, who were able to devote spare time and resources to the construction of these tombs in remembrance of their ancestors. The tombs consisted of a line of stone-built chambers buried under a cairn of earth and stones.

Across the road and behind Gretch Lea Cottage is the other tomb, where the two parts of the graves were all connected, but clear evidence for this has been complicated by the construction of the houses and roads.

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King Orry's Grave © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

King Orry's Grave behind Gretch Lea Cottage © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing on the Cairn of Breeze Hill in Laxey and overlooking Laxey Harbour and the upper and lower sections of old Laxey.

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Laxey Harbour and Old Laxey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Shore Hotel in Old Laxey.

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Shore Hotel Laxey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A slightly different perspective of the Lady having a well earned rest at the end of a long day.

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Lady Isabella © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The wheel was built in 1854 in order to drain the mines of water and was officially started by Lieutenant Governor Hope and it was named in honour of his wife “Lady Isabella”.

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Tram number 7  approaching Laxey Station.

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Tram No 7 Approaching Laxey Station © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Both Electric Trams leave Laxey Station, No. 3 is heading off up to the top of Snaefell Mountain and No. 48 is off to Ramsey 🙂

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Laxey Station © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing on Old Laxey Hill and looking towards the 2 Laxey Breakwaters on a very cold, stormy but sunny afternoon.

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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Laxey Outer Breakwater - © Peter Killey

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Founded in 1881 and originally a water powered mill which is now the last working woolen mill on the Isle of Man, the mill is famous for it’s Manx tartan which is made from the wool of the indigenous Manx Loaghtan Sheep, the river in the image is best known as Salmon River.

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Laxey Woolen Mills on Glen Road - © Peter Killey

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Went for a walk around Laxey yesterday (Saturday 7/7/12) and the sun was shining and there was no rain!!

Image 1 This Anchor is believed to be from the ship “THORN” a 980 ton BARQUE which after taking shelter in Douglas bay dragged her anchor & was wrecked on rocks near Derby Castle on 24th January 1890.

Image 2 “All tied up in Laxey Inner Harbour”

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