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Camera Obscura

Saturday 29th June  at 3pm

Dorothy Wordsworth and other visitors

to the Isle of Man

Venue:   Old Kirk Braddan Church

Something a little different! - being presented by

Bob Carswell


Bob will read extracts from Dorothy’s diary during her visit

 to the Island in 1828, together with extracts

from other journals describing the Isle of Man in Victorian times.
 

Admission Free  -    Light refreshments  

Donations welcome for the upkeep of the church

Please note this meeting takes place on a SATURDAY afternoon

 and not a Sunday!

 

 

Sunday 26th May at 3pm

The Co-Cathedral of St. Mary of the Isle,

Hill Street, Douglas.

Peter Kelly will lead a guided tour of the new cathedral created

following the creation of Douglas as a city.

Peter will give the history of the Post-Reformation Catholic churches serving Douglas since 1810 , the anti-Catholic riot in the town and the building of St Mary’s.

Details of all the statues and alterations to the interior over the years will also be given.

Admission is free and non-members welcome.
Refreshments will be served  and donations welcome.

 

 

May 14th 2024

From one of our members - an invitation to view and possibly purchase paintings

by a very capable MANX Victorian artist!

18th to 23rd June 10am to 4pm at the Quayle’s Hall, Ramsey

ROBERT EVANS CREER (1838-1915) EXHIBITION 18th-23rd June 2024

 

 

April 29th 2024

Don’t Forget the Camera Obscura is Open

from May Bank Holiday and

throughout the holiday season

at Weekends and most Bank Holidays

when the weather is fine

Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm   

Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11am to 4pm

Subject to the weather - if it is raining we are unable to open

We are open whenever the flag is flying!

               CO_2

 

 

 

Please join us on Friday 26th April at 8:00pm

 for an illustrated talk -

 

   Deep Inside

 Bradda Mines
 

The southernmost mine on the Island,

at Port Erin

with Peter Geddes MBE


Non-members most welcome at:

The Barbara Cottier Lecture Theatre at St. Ninian's High School

8:00pm Friday 26th April
Admission: Members Free, Non-Members 2 contribution to room hire. Includes light refreshments.
Please use the Somerset Road Entrance (faces the rear car park) for vehicles and pedestrians

 

 

Friday 22nd March at 8:00pm

 

   The Southern Line
 

A look at the steam train line from Douglas to Port Erin

 as it celebrates its 150th anniversary

with Mike Buttell


Non-members most welcome at:

The Barbara Cottier Lecture Theatre at St. Ninian's High School

8:00pm Friday 22nd March
Admission: Members Free, Non-Members 2 contribution to room hire. Includes light refreshments.
Please use the Somerset Road Entrance (faces the rear car park) for vehicles and pedestrians

 

February 19th 2024

Edition No 121 of the Isle of Man Victorian Society Newsletter

Has just been published and posted out to members! 

This edition is yet another bumper 48 pages!  Made freely available to fully paid up  members.

Discover the following news, stories and information on interesting and important Manx Victorian related heritage -

  • Arts and Crafts house under serious threat  
  • The fashion of Short Cake dancing
  • Victorian and Edwardian buildings of importance
  • New Books of Manx interest written by members*
  • Two attempts at a cathedral for Douglas
  • The great loss of Mr Robert Fyson
  • The development of Douglas portrayed in plans
  • Two different Sulby Churches
  • A Victorian Architect for an ancestor
  • Local man building 12 horse trams
  • The family firm who let down Dawsey Kewley
  • Red and Yellow brick houses in Douglas
  • The anchor that never came back
  • MER on the right track
  • A Town Band on the right note .

*Please note there is an error in the web address on page 16 - alternatively search at abebooks.co.uk

 

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Join us on Friday 23rd February at 8:00pm

for an illustrated talk by  Dr. Peter Litman entitled

 

   ‘It’s the Cathedral which killed him!’ Bishop Rowley Hill

and his Cathedral of 1884.   
 

Fuelled by ambition,  and against a political storm and public speculations,

Bishop Rowley Hill pitches his concept and desire for an Island Cathedral.


Non-members most welcome at:

The Barbara Cottier Lecture Theatre at St. Ninian's High School

8:00pm Friday 23rd February
Admission: Members Free, Non-Members 2 contribution to room hire. Includes light refreshments.
Please use the Somerset Road Entrance (faces the rear car park) for vehicles and pedestrians

 

 

 

 Friday 26th January 2024

The AGM will begin at 7:30pm and will

 be followed at 8:00pm by

 

What the Victorians

Have Done For Me

 

a fully illustrated talk

by Chairman Tony Pass

Non-members most welcome

 Both will take place in the Barbara Cottier Lecture Theatre

at St. Ninian's High School

Admission Members Free, Non-Members 2 contribution to room hire. Includes light refreshments.
Please use the Somerset Road Entrance (faces the rear car park) for vehicles and pedestrians