Jurby

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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The Farmhouse © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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I am sure these hardy fellas must be looking forward to Spring time on the Isle of Man!

This image was taken on the Ballamooar Straight just north of Ballaugh and shows the flooded fields from the heavy rain so far this year (2014).

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A Harsh Winter 2014 © Peter Killey- www.manxscenes.com

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Standing on the Public Footpath which leads down to Jurby Beach, the property on the left hand side is Killane Mill which is famous for it’s owner constructing a man made sea defence to the rear of the property – See my previous post looking from Jurby Beach in August 2013 Click Here

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Killane Mill on the Jurby Coast Road © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Quite a topical subject at the moment with the recent severe gales and the coastal erosion that has occurred due to the storms.

I captured this image today whilst travelling from Peel of the sandy West coastline of the Island from Kirk Michael up to Jurby Head, with the evidence of coastal erosion quite prominent.

You can also see in the top left of the image the white spire of Jurby Church and on the extreme right you can make out Kirk Michael Church.

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Kirk Michael Coast © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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An image of the World War 2 hidden Bomb Gantry and Munitions Store at Jurby.

This location is flanked by Military Pill Boxes to guard the location.

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Munitions Gantry at Jurby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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I have added an image of this old Control Tower before onto manxscenes.com but I liked the sky and cloud formation on this image that I took yesterday.

As you can imagine this Control Tower was a constant hive of activity during the Second World War.

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Old Jurby Air Traffic Control Tower © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Situated on the main road in Sulby is this lovely old hand pump that used to be in the garden of the adjoining Rectory.

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

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Sulby Village Hand Pump © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

 

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St Patricks Church was built in 1829 and stands high up on the sandy coastline on Jurby Head.

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

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St Patricks Church or better known as Jurby Church © Peter Killey

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Grabbed this image this afternoon whilst out on my mountain bike (just before it chucked it down with rain).

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

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Sandygate in the North of the Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

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Looking towards the sandy coastline towards the once busy Air Traffic Control Tower at RAF Jurby Head.

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

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A Storm Brewing at Jurby Head - © Peter Killey

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Low tide at Killane near to Jurby Head and the man-made sea defences are clear to see.

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Sea Defences at Killane - © Peter Killey

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The remains of Passages which ran aground close to Jurby Head on 3rd December 1931.

A word of warning to anyone taking pictures of this subject the tide needs to be well out and caution is advised on the speed of the turning tide!

The images were captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Passages Close to Jurby Head - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passages Close to Jurby Head - © Peter Killey

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