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A view today from Brandywell and overlooking Sulby Reservoir.

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Overlooking Sulby Reservoir © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This old abandoned farm sits high up above the Sulby valley and is typical of those found in the upland areas of the Island, the remains of the horse driven mill and a small orchard are still visible, my records show that John and Lisa Kinrade were still resident at the farm as late as the 1943.

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Killabregga in Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Sulby Claddagh looking nice and busy this morning which is probably due the Festival of Motor Cycling taking place which is better known in old money as the Manx Grand Prix.

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Claddagh during MGP Week © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Found this lovely carved Manx slate gate post whilst out for a walk with Ted the other day, it is on the Clannagh Road in Sulby.

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Etche Stone Pillar © Peter Killey - manxscenes.com

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Sulby Bridge station opened on the 23rd September 1879 as part of the Manx Northern Railways St John to Ramsey line, it is built in red sandstone which was quarried from Peel.

The station is named after the adjacent Sulby Bridge, and it’s rather isolated position meant that it was not as busy as the nearby Sulby Glen station.

The St John to Ramsey line and all of its stations, including Sulby Bridge station closed completely in 1968.

Railway House is now in private ownership.

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Railway House Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A Snippet of History

In the early morning of May 8th 1888 the hotel suffered a mysterious fire and was subsequently totally destroyed, there was no injury or loss of life as it was empty at the time.

Previously known as the ‘Scottish Tavern’ which dated from the 1790s, the name of the replacement and new hotel came from the locally famous ginger beer that was brewed on the premises.

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* Source – A Sulby Heritage Trail by Juan Vernon

Ginger Hall Hotel © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing on the road down to Tholt y Will and overlooking a rather full Sulby Reservoir, with Druidale Farm in the back ground.

Our Isle of Man countryside doesn’t get much better than this 🙂

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Sulby Reservoir © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The interesting aspect of this beautiful Manx Cottage is the gate pillar and the cast hand of the Manx Giant Arthur Caley. Measured from floor to the tip of the hand it measures 7’11″ which is exactly the same height of the Manx Giant.

Apparently Captain George Burrows, had a Market Garden and a coal yard in Parliament Street in Ramsey and he lived in Rose Cottage. He employed ‘The Manx Giant’ and he had the hands made which he put on the gateposts. He (Capt George Burrows) also gave some items to the Manx Museum in Douglas.

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Rose Cottage and the Manx Giant © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Sheep and lambs have the right of way on our Manx country roads 🙂

These fellas were casusally walking around Tholt Y Will the other day without a care in the world.

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Tholt y Will © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing at “Salmon Leap” and looking north at the Sulby Claddagh, you can also just make out Primrose Hill (Cronk Sumark) to the top right of the image.

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Sulby River (Awin Mooar) at Salmon Leap © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This Mill dates back to circa 1671.

In the late 80’s the Mill was converted into a distillery and used for the production of “Kella Whiskey” which went on to be renamed “Kella Spirit”

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Kella Mills in Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A couple of images from a walk this afternoon around Sulby Valley and then up to the Sulby Dam.

Image 1 This lovely little cottage has the Sulby River running behind it and the great waterfall of Ballcuberagh running at the front of it.

Image 2 This image is taken from the top of the Dam wall at Sulby Reservoir and looking down to the water treatment plant and then onto the Sulby Valley.

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A Cottage in the Sulby Valley - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com
Sulby from the Dam Wall - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.coml

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