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Peel 1965

Algorithms are funny things. Sometimes they’re belly-shakingly hilarious in their misfires. But generally, they’re quite cute in the way they stalk your every online movement to serve up some digital sweetmeat that they think you might like. They’re often correct. Because I read and write a fair bit about Manx culture and history, a siteContinue reading “Peel 1965”

The loss of the Ellan Vannin

I’ve written a piece for Gef to mark the anniversary of the loss of the Ellan Vannin. It’s one of the saddest tales in the history of the Isle of Man, but one worth knowing about. Here’s a link to the article:

Pacino Boats

I’ve just found this photo, that I took a few years ago. It was the first in a series of pictures that I called Manx Fishing Boats That Share Their Name With An Al Pacino Movie. And indeed, the last. I’m very happy to be proved wrong on this. If you know anything about aContinue reading “Pacino Boats”

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