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A Sound Revival

The move from the Old Church at the Cronk to the new church in the early part of the 19th century produced major and obvious changes to the parishioners. Some, however, are less obvious to modern historians but must have caused considerable comment at the time. Anyone familiar with the Old Church today will have […]

‘Down the Dolley’ 1

‘DOWN THE DOLLEY’ Part I Mrs D. Dobby, 1995  An informal but informed account, as far as very limited printed records and memories will allow, of the Dollagh Green in earlier days. In 1376 spelled Dufloch, in 1648, Dowloch, and in 1793, Dollagh, as the name suggests it was part of the big black lakes […]

The Centenary Concerts

THE CENTENARY CONCERT The village hall was the brainchild of Rector Thomas Redfearn Kneale. Ramsey-born, Revd Kneale (1858-1935) graduated from Cambridge with a mathematics degree. After a short spell teaching in Epsom, he married in Birmingham in 1884, and returned to the Island as Headmaster of Ramsey Grammar School. His church career took him to […]

What’s On

The Opening of the Goods Shed On May Day, come and have a look around the newly renovated shed and enjoy a “Hog Roast”. Official opening at 3.30pm, food from 4pm. Monday 5th May 2pm-6pm and later Walking the Line: Guided walk The launch of the guided walk leaflet written by Bill Quine — friend […]

‘Down the Dolley’ 2

 ‘DOWN THE DOLLEY’ Part II Mrs D. Dobby, 1995 An informal but informed account, as far as very limited printed records and memories will allow, of the Dollagh Green in earlier days. Now we move to the single-storey cottages with their two-feet thick walls, which have kept their Manx shape at the front facing the […]

Laura, Lady Buchan

Laura, Lady Buchan, was the eldest daughter of Col. Mark Wilkes, and grand-daughter of Rev. Jas. Wilkes. She gave the silver communion service to Ballaugh New Church. This account of her life appears in Manx Worthies, compiled by A. W. Moore, and first published in 1901 . LAURA, LADY BUCHAN, née WILKS (b. 1797, d. […]

John Kneen – Saint’s Model

John Kneen of Ballaugh Curragh is well known for being one of the last native Manx speakers who encouraged others to learn and converse in Manx. He made recordings on the Manx language, old Isle of Man customs and lived to the grand old age of 105 years. He had had a long career as […]

Ballaugh Heritage Trust 7th AGM

Tuesday 20th March, 2012 at the Bowling Club, Ballaugh Present Dr Fenella Bazin (Chairman), Mrs Sarah Christian, Edgar Cowin, CP, Dr Ffynlo Craine and Peter Robins (Secretary) The meeting opened at 7.35pm. 27 people attended. Apologies were received from Janet Kennish. Chairman’s welcome and report The Chairman reported on the events of 2011 and invited […]

Gaut’s Prayer

My chisel traces lines on stone, The pattern grows beneath my hand. Obedient to me alone The dead slab blooms at my command. The triple rings combined and crossed Are like the Christian Trinity Of Father, Son and Holy Ghost — Or Odin’s stair, Yggdrasil Tree. To either God I lift my prayer, The age-old […]

New biography of Illiam Dhone published

The Chairman of the Manx Heritage Foundation, The President of Tynwald and the author Milntown House, the ancestral home of the Christian family, was the location for the launch of the new and definitive biography of William Christian, otherwise known as Illiam Dhone, one of the most controversial figures in Manx history. The launch was […]