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REPORTS OF EVENTS Oct 2011-Dec 2012

 It’s very encouraging to see that the increase in the numbers of people coming to the evening meetings. Events further afield are generally less well-supported though. Attendances for the indoor meetings average about 25, which represents about 40% of our membership. Please let us know if you have any ideas suggestions for speakers and subjects […]

Ballaugh’s Living History, 19th November 2011

The TTs, Ballaugh railway station, the Bowling Club, and the many societies and groups that use the Village Hall: all these are some of the happenings that are part of the fabric of the village and parish of Ballaugh. As well as the parish church in the village and the Old Church at the Cronk, […]

Ballaugh Celebrates the Jubilee!

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated on the Island on Friday 6 July. In spite of the weather, the whole day was a huge success. The Jubilee Princess procession opened the proceedings and, because of the rain, some changes to the plans had to be made. Everyone had hoped for a warm, sunny and dry […]

Reports of Events

The Manx House Dr Catriona Mackie, Centre for Manx Studies, 27th April, 2010 With the increasing prosperity of the Island in the 19th and early-20th centuries, many settlements in the upland areas were abandoned. At the same time, some of the small houses in the lowland areas were replaced or changed beyond recognition. It is […]

THE MIDWEEK MUCKERS

The Manx Wildlife Trust has Reserves right across the Island. There are important areas in Ballaugh, including Close Sartfield, Goshen and Close Humpson. Every week, in all weathers right through the year, members of a committed body of volunteers launch themselves enthusiastically into a wide range of jobs: cutting back undergrowth, cleaning out ditches and […]

REPORTS OF EVENTS Oct 2011-Dec 2012

It’s very encouraging to see that the increase in the numbers of people coming to the evening meetings. Events further afield are generally less well-supported though. Attendances for the indoor meetings average about 25, which represents about 40% of our membership. Please let us know if you have any ideas suggestions for speakers and subjects […]

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 […]

Sand, Sea and Sunshine: hot and cold water through the ages at Ballaugh Beach

This interesting title drew 15 adults and 5 children to Ballaugh shore on a sunny evening at the end of June. Dr Peter Davey and his wife Dr Philippa Tomlison led us along the cliffs and pointed out features of interest. They began by explaining the geology of our area and how the landscape was […]

Events and Excursions

The committee and other volunteers have had a busy few months, with two exhibitions, and a strong emphasis on the Northern Railway. In July, the exhibition was to set out the stall for the centenary next year of the Parish Hall. Photographs, memories and stories formed the basis of a display which will be developed […]

Glen Dhoo and the Port

On the 25th of June, we had a walk up to Glen Dhoo and The Port on an evening where the rain held off and the sun briefly poked its face around the cloud. Attendance was very good and included all ages and guests from the adjacent parish of Sulby, who came for a skeet […]