Manx Heritage

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Built in the mid 1800’s. Owned by Duncan Gibb, a Liverpool Shipping Merchant, as a summer holiday home for his family.

When the family fell on hard times Grove House became the family home. The Gibb family lived in the house for three generations until the last of Duncan Gibb’s granddaughters died.

The granddaughters, Alice and Janet Gibb, wished the house and grounds to be preserved as a museum after their deaths. And so Grove House was passed to Manx National Heritage and remains a Victorian farm frozen in time.

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Grove Mount House - © Peter Killey  - www.manxscenes.com

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A Manx Cat enjoying the comforts of a traditional Manx Farmhouse Kitchen at Cregneash.

What a life this cat has 🙂

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A Traditional Manx Farmhouse Kitchen at Cregneash © Peter Killey

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Rose Cottage in Regaby, and the interesting aspect of this beautiful Manx Cottage is the gate pillar and the cast hand of the Manx Giant Arthur Caley.  Measured from floor to the tip of the hand it measures 7’11” which is exactly the same height of the Manx Giant, feel free to get in touch if you know the connection between Rose Cottage and Arthur Caley the Manx Giant.

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

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Rose Cottage Regaby and the Manx Giant Arthur Caley - © Peter Killey

 

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Spent a lovely afternoon in Mooragh Park this afternoon to watch this fantastic traditional Inter Celtic Festival.

The description is on the bottom of each image but we were all fantastically entertained by Rinceoiri an Chlair, Irish dancers from County Clare, Mannin Folk, Ny Fennee and the magnificent Ellan Vannin Pipes and Drums.

The images were captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR with a Nikon 18-70 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens and cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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I love these bronze statues which depicts Norsemen pulling on a rope, what you cannot see is that behind the glass and inside the House of Manannan and attached to the other end of the rope is the Viking Long ship Odins Raven which is being pulled onto shore by these Norsemen, if you have not visited the House of Manannan, believe me it is well worth a visit.

The reflection on the glass is the Creek Inn Public House and the Spire of the disused St Peters Church in Market Street in Peel.

The images were captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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House of Manannan Peel - © Peter Killey

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Whilst out and about today I captured this image of Kirk Braddan new Cemetery on the Braddan Road, the Mortuary Chapel is in classic Manx style designed by John Jefferson and was opened circa 1843, John Jefferson also designed what is now Joseph Bucknalls in upper Church Street and the former Methodist School in Peel by Albany Road Corner (Thanks to local Historian Peter Kelly for all his help and information)

The Cemetery is such a wealth of Manx history and the graves of two famous Manx people spring to mind, Archibald Knox and Henry Bloom Noble, incidentally my Grandad and Grandma Killey are also buried in this graveyard.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 20mm, converted into sepia to give a “Ye olde World” look and finally cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Kirk Braddan New Cemetery - © Peter Killey

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I have always admired the architecture of this lovely “Old Douglas” building which was opened in 1898.

The building was designed by an architect called Armitage Rigby who also designed several houses at Little Switzerland and the cross shelters at Maughold and Kirk Michael (and other buildings).

The image was taken from South Quay and overlooking the Douglas Marina towards “The British”  and was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 38mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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The British Hotel on North Quay Douglas - © Peter Killey

 

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