Ballaugh Heritage Trust

Treisht Eiraght Valley Ny Loghey

Archive for the ‘Memories’ Category

A plea from the Editor: Plans for Future Newsletters

The renovation of the Railway Goods Shed offers a wonderful opportunity to devote most of the next issue to the Northern Railway and its impact on the communities it served. Most people think of documentary research but personal memories and items are really important, as they often contain information that has never been written down […]

‘We are now at war with Germany’

Mrs Marjorie Crowe (2009) We were in St Olave’s Church, Ramsey, when someone entered the main door and handed an envelope to the Minister. Everyone stopped singing. When he opened the envelope and announced, ‘I’m sorry to tell you that we are now at war with Germany’, we were in a state of shock. The […]

Recording the past

Sarah Christian Since December 2006, we have had the loan of recording equipment from The Manx Heritage Foundation and so far we have talked to three individuals with ties to the parish. The topics captured have ranged from school days in Ballaugh, wartime experiences, the changes that have taken place in the parish and memories […]

Church celebrations 25 years ago

With the 175th anniversary of the Parish Church coming up in September, it seemed a good idea to look back to the 150th anniversary celebrations. An exhibition in the church included some of the Parish Registers, as well as artefacts from earlier times. The festival was also notable for the formation of the present church […]

Personal Memories

There have been very few memories volunteered but one that deserves recording came from our Captain of the Parish! He used to travel to school in Ramsey by train. On one of his first journeys, a few boys were smoking. A cigarette was thrown out of the window but ended up inside the door panel […]