(2 images in this post) Loving these sculptures of Maurice, Barry and Robin Gibb, who were born on the Isle of Man, this image shows the Gibb Brothers in mid ‘Stayin Alive’ strut and these gorgeous bronze sculptures are placed for all to see on Loch Promenade in Douglas. The 7ft (2m) design has been created by Andrew Edwards, who previously made statues of The Beatles and Cilla Black in Liverpool. The base of the statue is in the shape of a record inscribed with lyrics from ‘Ellan Vannin’, a song the Brothers recorded to raise funds for a Manx charity back in 1997. Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Leave a comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on any of the images for a larger view, the images will refresh in a loop every 6 seconds.
Jane Crookall Maternity Home (former) – Douglas
This former but original Jane Crookall Maternity Home became fully functional as a dedicated Maternity Home in 1938 and closed in 1992, this building, where I was born is now administration offices for the Department of Social Care. The property which had been bought and modified for the purpose by the then Mayor of Douglas, Alderman A B Crookall for a lasting memorial for his wife Jane. The building is situated on Demesne Road in Douglas is now called Crookall House and if my memory serves me right there used to be a figure of a stalk situated on the roof above the front doors! There have been some very famous people born in this building (apart from me!!) i.e. Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb and Maurice Gibb from the Beegees ð there are plenty more I am sure! Also if my memory serves me right the rooms to the right of the front door were the delivery rooms! The below image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Click on the image for a larger view.