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Times Were Hard – The Manx Farmhouse

In such houses generations of Manx people lived their traditional way of life around the turf fire burning around the ample kitchen hearth or ‘chiolllagh’.

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  1. Neil Wilkinson

    Hi Peter

    Like your photos , but my front room does look as good as this one now , never mind ” times were hard “. I will swop you IOM for sad old West Yorks anytime !
    Keep cliking


    • Cheers Neil

      Thanks for your comments, no leather recliners of 50″ Plasma TV’s either 🙂


  2. Eleanor

    When we visited, there was someone baking scones on the griddle over the fire. We were given a hot scone dripping with butter – it was delicious.

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