3 gorgeous southern sunset silhouettes this evening, Ronaldsway Control Tower, King Williams College including Ronaldsway runways and lastly, looking towards Port St Mary from the bottom of Fishers Hill (just about got this one before the sun dissapeared). Have a wonderful weekend. Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Leave a comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on any of the images for a larger view, the images will refresh in a loop every 6 seconds.
I have just read a lovely old Manx book called Legends of a Lifetime by the late George E. Quayle and he makes mention that in 1890 the family of a nearby resident of the Church (Mr Hicks) installed 8 Tubular Bells in the tower of this fine old church in his memory. George E. Quayle mentions that his parents were married in the church at a similar date and the peal of tubular bells played ‘Abide With Me’ on their wedding day, apparently since then the bells have never played a tune since, apart from the odd jingle on a Sunday and the solemn minute bell for funerals. I personally did not realise that ‘Abide With Me’ was a wedding hymn but I did think that this is a lovely story worth sharing. Sadly today this fine old church is now on the open market for sale, a sign of the times indeed. Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Write comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on the image for a larger view.