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Image 1  Standing at the top of the Brooghs and looking back towards North Barrule Mountain

Image 2  Overlooking Port Lewaigue and the Colony from the footpath at the Brooghs in Maughold.

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North Barrule from the Brooghs © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Port Lewaigue from the Brooghs © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Inside Harry Kelly’s Cottage at Cregneash Village.

There is a picture of Harry on the mantel piece and the lovely tapestry above his picture simply states ‘Prepare To Meet Thy God’

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Harry Kelly's Cottage © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A Manx Cat enjoying the comforts of a traditional Manx Farmhouse Kitchen at Cregneash.

What a life this cat has 🙂

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A Traditional Manx Farmhouse Kitchen at Cregneash © Peter Killey

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This cottage up at the Point of Ayre is a bit run down, anyone know what it’s past is?  I seem to remember someone telling me it used to be a Smithy’s workshop!

*Edit (10.9.14) I have been informed by Mr Eric Corkish who is a Northern Historian that the Cottage was called ‘Goats Cottage’ as the occupants used to herd goats. – Thanks Eric

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Point Cottage © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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I love this little Cottage situated on the road at Cranstal in Bride, and the red roses around the door are fantastic.

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Cranstal in Bride © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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I just love these old traditional houses, with it’s associated architecture and you generally don’t see many buildings constructed like this anymore.

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Aukland House in Ramsey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A lovely trip out on my Mountain Bike yesterday, started at the Ayres and then up the shore line to the Point of Ayre where I was treated to this vibrant Manx Heater and Gorse in full bloom.

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Point of Ayre © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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If you are like me and wonder what this Clock Tower is all about every time you drive past it then read on;

The Clock Tower in Foxdale is certainly a well known landmark in the Village and was erected and paid for in 1901 by the Foxdale Mining Company Ltd for the benefit of Foxdale and to commemorate Queen Victoria’s reign of 64 years. The tower was later restored by the Department of Local Government in 1992.

The white plague half way up the tower reads;
VICTORIA.R.I.
REIGNED 64 YEARS
AND STILL REIGNS IN THE HEARTS
OF HER PEOPLE

The wording on the lower plaque names the Chairman and Directors of the Foxdale Mining Company.

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Foxdale Clock Tower © Peter Killey - 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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(Manx National Heritage catalogued Cross No. 106)

This 10th Century cross-slab was found in the churchyard in 1891 and is the only Runic Cross to be found in Ballaugh to date.

The Cross is 4’6″ high and 20″ across the head and the stone is 3″ thick.

The cross shows features of the famous sculptor, Gaut and it’s weather worn runes testify that this cross was erected by Olaf Liotulfson in memory of Ulf, his son.

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Ballaugh Cross © Peter Killey - manxscenes.com

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Standing on the Ballavar Road next to Archallagan Plantation in Foxdale and overlooking the buildings of the MSPCA in the centre of the image, South Barrule Plantation is top left, next to the Plantation is South Barrule Quarry, you can also just make out the heather starting to burst into colour on the upper hills.

How lucky are we to have such a wonderful countryside!

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Foxdale and Beyond © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The title says it all really 🙁

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Abandoned in Mann © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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