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Get into the festive spirit at charity Christmas Craft-a-Noon

POSTED today at 12:04 pm by LC

Manx Blind Welfare Society is hosting a Christmas Craft-a-noon to help you get into the festive spirit.The free event, from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday, 18th December, will be a chance to make cards and decorations, enjoy some refreshments and even meet Father Christmas when he pops in.Manx Blind Welfare Society Social Activities Officer Stacey Menton sai...

Mobile Family Library gets Microgaming boost

POSTED today at 11:00 am by LC

Microgaming, through its PlayItForward community initiative, is supporting the Family Library’s mobile unit for the next three years. Operating from their base on Westmoreland Road in Douglas, the Mobile unit of the Family Library travels all around the island, bringing a wide selection of books, audio CDs and other interactive material to people w...

Post Office recreates scene for the Wizard of Oz for Save the Children's Festival of Trees

POSTED yesterday at 10:42 am

Isle of Man Post Office is delighted to once again exhibit at this year’s Save the Children’s annual Festival of Trees event at Ronaldsway Airport. This year the Post Office has chosen to depict a scene with a twist from one of the best-known stories in American literature, The Wizard of Oz. The festival which was opened on 25 November runs until 6th January 2017 with the winners announced shortly after. The Post Office's display recreates an iconic scene from the fantasy world of Oz, and the theme links with this year’s recently released Christmas panto stamps which include an image for The Wizard of Oz and the 2016 Christmas panto. The display includes a depiction of the famous yellow brick road leading to the Emerald City, Toto the dog, ...

‘Bronze Age burial reveals its long held secret’

POSTED yesterday at 10:38 am

Archaeologists studying Neolithic and Early Bronze Age human remains in the Manx Museum collection for the ‘Round Mounds of the Isle of Man’ project have made an exciting discovery. Contained within a box of cremated bones excavated in 1947, osteologist Dr Michelle Gamble, discovered a collection of small bone objects that had not been noticed by the excavators. The bones had been buried almost 4000 years ago at Staarvey Farm in what is now German parish, Isle of Man. The site was excavated by Basil Megaw (1913-2002) who was director of the Manx Museum (1945-1957). Mr Megaw had been contacted by the farmer who had hit a large stone during ploughing. Excavations revealed a stone-built cist (a box made out of stone slabs) containing fragments...

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