Marking the Ellan Vannin tragedy

A MEMORIAL to the 35 passengers and crew who lost their lives when the SS Ellan Vannin sank more than a century ago will be held by the ManxAid charity at the quay side in Ramsey on December 3.

A 15-minute interdenominational service will start at 6.30pm, timed in tribute of Steam […]

Isle of Man ‘Vikings’ join Queen’s Jubilee Pageant

The flotilla will feature 20,000 people on the water and travel under 14 bridges

A replica Viking longship from the Isle of Man has been selected to take part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.

The ship will join up to 1,000 other vessels in a Flotilla stretching […]

Save Our Shearwaters!

This autumn, conservationists will be setting off on a voyage to the Calf of Man, a tiny island off the south western tip of the Isle of Man to help some very special seabirds – the Manx Shearwaters.

Manx National Heritage (MNH), which owns the Calf and runs the bird observatory there, is being joined […]

Isle of Man Family History Society

Genealogy can be a time consuming process, littered with frustrations, surprises and fascination, but help is at hand for those budding genealogists who require help in pinning down their elusive ancestors.

The Isle of Man Family History Society was formed in 1979 by a group of twenty nine enthusiastic volunteers under the leadership of […]

Peel museum pays tribute to founder

An artistic tribute has been made to a man who helped preserve vital pieces of Peel’s history. Eddie Leece founded the Leece Museum, which is devoted to objects, photographs and documents relating to the town, in 1984. He died last year at the age of 92 and, after his funeral, donations in […]

Manx National Heritage Open Days Are Here!

Heritage Open Days are here! Take your opportunity to visit some of the Island’s most special heritage sites during the first two weekends in October, when members of the Isle of Man’s Heritage Attractions Network will open doors to a variety of unique Manx attractions. Manx National Heritage, the Manx Aviation and Military Museum, Jurby […]

Presentation of Steam Packet Photograph Collection

A collection of photographs taken of Steam Packet crew during the 1920s and 1930s has been presented to the Steam Packet Company and Manx National Heritage. The presentation was made by Victoria Wood, granddaughter of London-based ship enthusiast and amateur photographer William Edward ‘Ted’ Groom, who travelled to the Isle of Man many times during […]

Talking about Manx history

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A SERIES of free talks about the history of the Isle of Man are being held at the Promenade Church, in Douglas, throughout August.

Manx National Heritage has […]

Manx Cat Isle of Man Stamps – Tales of the Tailless

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The Isle of Man Post Office has recently issued a set of six stamps featuring artwork from a series of distinctive Manx cat postcards entitled ‘Tales […]

History of St Bridget’s Church in Bride, Isle of Man

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The parish of Bride is the most northerly of the 17 parishes and its church was reputedly founded by St Bridget in the sixth century.

The foundation stone of the present church was laid on […]