Ballaugh Heritage Trust

Treisht Eiraght Valley Ny Loghey

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Walking the Line

The first of a planned series of walks exploring the parish was published towards the end of 2012. Good friend and supporter of our Ballaugh Trust is Bill Quine, of the Peel Heritage Trust has planned an enjoyable and informative route following the railway line on a circular route from Ballaugh to Bishopscourt and back. […]

The Railway Goods Shed, Ballaugh

Brief history and recent use With the investment in the infrastructure of the Isle of Man during the latter part of the 19th century, there was a pressing need to improve communications across the Island. The Douglas to Peel railway was opened in 1873, closely followed by the line from Douglas to Port Erin via […]

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 […]