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Archive for March, 2010

Reports on some of events held since the last Newsletter

Michael Hoy MBE, 27th November ‘Isaac Barrow, Bishop and Governor – the Island’s first great reformer’ For most people, the name of Bishop Barrow is linked only to King William’s College and the Barrovian Hall. Born sometime around 1613 and dying in St Asaph in 1680, the Island’s first great ecclesiastical, political and social reformer […]

Ballaugh Curragh Chapel

April 1958 saw the commemoration of the centenary of Ballaugh Methodist Curragh Chapel with a special service. Several speakers with a long association with the district gave a glimpse into the history of the chapel and the area. It had only taken three days to complete the original sod building, which served the families that […]

Curragh life in 1858

On such occasions, memories bubble up to the surface. Perhaps we shall be treated to some when the Parish Hall Centenary takes place later this year. In 1958, Mr David Craine, Captain of the Parish of Ballaugh and author of Manannan’s Isle, A collection of Manx Historical Essays, was in the congregation for the centenary […]

The Ballacrye Level Crossing

All along the old Northern Steam Railway track, at every road or lane junction, were level crossings, manually operated by gatehouse keepers. A typical one was at Ballacrye near Ballaugh village, where what is now called the B9 meets the main road from Ballaugh to Ramsey at such an angle that it is known locally […]

Ballaugh Brownies go worldwide!

If you haven’t already seen them, look out for the recently-issued Isle of Man Post Office stamps issued to mark the Centenary of the Guiding movement. The stamp featuring the Ballaugh Brownies was taken from this original photograph taken on 23rd May, 1964 at the Brownie Revels held at Lezayre Church Hall and field. The […]