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Whilst out on a shout tonight and on my way home I stopped to grab an image of St George’s Church in Douglas whilst this beautiful building was lit up with sodium lights.

St George’s Church was completed in 1781 and is the oldest standing church in Douglas.

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

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St George's Church Douglas - © Peter Killey

 

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It is very rare to see this school without one car parked in front of it, so I grabbed the opportunity today whilst the school is still closed for the Christmas/New Year period.

I am sure this image will bring back loads of good and bad memories to those pupils that attended it, it certainly does for me!

It is worth noting that this school that was completed in 1939 initially served as classrooms for young boys mostly aged 16 who had signed up with the Royal Navy for 12 years and they were a familiar site during this war period marching from their ship (H.M.S St George) to Ballakermeen School to learn the basic knowledge of signalling and telegraphy.

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

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Ballakermeen High School - © Peter Killey

 

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Wow, what fresh start for all these brave people for taking part in the Southern New Years Day dips.

Image 1 & 2 were taken on Chapel Beach in Port St Mary at about 12.45hrs and shows the guys and girls going in and quickly coming out, images 3, 4, 5 and 6 were taken at around 13.30hrs in Port St Mary Inner Harbour, again with the dippers going in and quickly coming back out, believe me it was freezing just watching these guys!

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

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Happy New Year to all of my Manxscenes viewers 🙂

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Close to the Wetlands and St Peters church in Onchan is Molly Carrooins cottage which was in fact not built as a cottage but as a weaving shed which was converted to a cottage around 1800 when a chimney stack was added to the outside of the gable wall, it then later became the home of the village washerwoman.

This tiny-whitewashed cottage, which is probably one of the oldest buildings in the village, has now been fully restored to give a taste of true village tradition, and is sometimes open to the public.

A big thank you to Architectural Historian and Captain of Onchan Parish, Mr Peter Kelly for all his continued advice and support with Manxscenes.com.

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

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Molly Carooin's Cottage in Onchan - © Peter Killey

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