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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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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.

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Lezayre Church © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A lovely walk this morning at the Dog Mills in Bride.

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Dog Mills at Bride © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A rather Bleak House on Mooragh Promenade in Ramsey.

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Bleak House in Ramsey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This lovely old VW Camper is parked up next to Mooragh Park in Ramsey and it has a note on the screen that says;

“I may look neglected but my owner loves me very much, I am not for sale!” 🙂 🙂

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VW Camper Van © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The title says it all really 🙂

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Mooragh Lake © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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I love the fine architecture of this building in Parliament Street in Ramsey, sometimes it really does pay to look up at some of our glorious buildings on the Island.

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Looneys in Ramsey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Parliament Street in Ramsey.

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Ramsey Street Photography  © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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I just love these old traditional houses, with it’s associated architecture and you generally don’t see many buildings constructed like this anymore.

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Aukland House in Ramsey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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What a fantastic paint job and artwork finish on this wonderful old Victorian building (the former Belvedere Hotel) on Mooragh Promenade in Ramsey.

Also look at the detail in the slates and the crown on this amazing turret.

The Words above the windows on the turret read; ‘O Ramsey Town Shining by the Sea, Here’s a Health’.…  You know the rest of the song I am sure 🙂

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Mooragh Promenade Ramsey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Bry Rad’s Fresh Manx Produce (thanks for the pose Bry) At the Farmers Combine shop on East Quay Ramsey.

Well worth a visit on a Saturday, you can just smell the freshness of this great little place.

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Bry Rad's in Ramsey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Mooragh Promenade in Ramsey looking out over the Piers towards Maughold Brooghs.

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Mooragh Promenade in Ramsey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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