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The Kaye Memorial garden on Queen’s Promenade in Douglas which commemorates the Summerland Fire Disaster on the 2nd August 1973 where 50 people lost their lives.

The garden is surrounded by Sunflowers and there are two Sunflower wrought iron benches which are absolutely beautiful.

This Memorial constitues of three irregular grey standing stones inside a low wall. The two outer stones are inscribed with the names of all 50 people who lost their lives and the central stone is inscribed as follows;

IN MEMORY OF THE 50 PEOPLE
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN
THE SUMMERLAND FIRE DISASTER
ON 2 AUGUST 1973.

Erected by Douglas Borough Council
and dedicated on 2 August 2013 on the
40th Anniversay of the Tragedy.

We will not forget
Cha jeanmayd jarrod

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Summerland Memorial - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Summerland Memorial - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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High up on Cronk Ny Arrey Laa is this beautiful stone inscribed with the Manx Fisherman’s Evening Hymn, by WH Gill.

Looking further South you can make out the Sloc, Bradda Head and onwards to the Calf of Man.

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Cronk Ny Arrey Laa © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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1962 – 2003 – This bronze statue of the late TT and superbike legend Steve (Hizzy) Hislop stands proudly overlooking Douglas Bay from his late hometown of Onchan.

The memorial was unveiled by Geoff Duke OBE in June 2005.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Steve Hislop - 1962 - 2003 © Peter Killey

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