St John’s

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This National War Memorial is sited adjacent to Tynwald Hill in St John’s

The Celtic cross memorial was unveiled on 8th November 1923 by the Lieutenant Governor Sir William Fry. It was dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man and it was designed by P.M.C. Kermode and carved by T.H. Royston.

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War Memorial © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Built on the site of an ancient keeill, the chapel of St John was first referred to in 1557, but was likely to have been built before this date. In 1847 the chapel was demolished and in 1849 this beautiful building was constructed from local granite and marble.

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Royal Chapel St Johns © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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An absolute fine example of a traditional Manx Farm, “Shenharra” on the main St John’s to Peel Road.

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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Shenharra Farm, St Johns -  © Peter Killey

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The Tynwald Hill Inn at St. Johns with Slieau Whallian mountain in the background, the mountain is also known as “Witches Hill” and legend has it that witches were rolled down the hill from the top in spiked barrels and if they were alive at the bottom they were judged to be witches and put to death. (source: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Isle of Man).

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Tynwald Hill Inn and Slieau Whallian Mountain - © Peter Killey

 

 

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Had a very brief and quick trip down to Tynwald Hill today to mark the Isle of Man’s National Day (July 5th) I did not get too many images but was able to grab a shot of all our Political leaders (MHK’s MLC’s and Lieutenant Governor etc) after the Tynwald Ceremony, they were all seated outside the Royal Chapel in St John’s.

The images were captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens and cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Isle of Man Political Leaders at Tynwald Day on July 5th 2012 - © Peter Killey

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Two pictures from Ballacraine in St Johns;

First image is the former Ballacraine Public House, now in private ownership and famous for the entry into the pub on his motorbike of George Formby in the TT film “No Limit”

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The Former Ballacraine Pub at St Johns - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second image shows the colourful Ballacraine Farm which is always so brightly decorated and really depicts a true Manx Farm Cottage.

Ballacraine Farm at St Johns - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both of the above images were captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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