Isle of Man News last updated 26 August 2016 16:26:34

Nautical Museum yields new secrets

POSTED yesterday at 4:11 pm by MR

Archaeologists have recently completed work on the 18th century dock at the Nautical Museum in Castletown. The dock was built about 230 years ago by George Quayle (1751–1835) for his boat the Peggy, centrepiece of the museum and one of the oldest surviving wooden sailing boats in the world. It was created by excavating into the limestone bedrock an...

Ramsey Hockey Club announces continued LJ Partnership Sponsorship & Come & Try Day

POSTED yesterday at 8:59 am by MR

The GB Women's Hockey Team has inspired the nation with its success in Rio and will give the Island's hockey season a kick start - especially at Ramsey Hockey Club. A club of nearly 100 members of all ages and abilities, Ramsey Hockey Club is thrilled that LJ Partnership have confirmed that they will continue it's sponsorship. Robert Burton, Direct...

Council employees’ long service recognised

POSTED Wed at 8:41 am

The long service of three council employees has been recognised.Electrical services manager Donal Cullen and arborist Patrick Lindsay have completed 20 years and the head greenkeeper of Douglas golf course Murray Jones, 30 years.To mark their achievement, the Mayor of Douglas John Skinner presented each with a certificate and said: ‘The loyalty and commitment of our employees is a vital contribution to the continued success of the council; and our long service awards are the cornerstone of how the council shows its recognition in the workplace, and helps to reinforce the relationship between the council as an employer and its greatly value members of staff.‘The awards are a way of saying “thank you” to our employees, particularly those who ...

Dunlop quickly up to speed in Classic TT Qualifying

POSTED Tue at 9:31 am

After the frustration of Saturday’s cancelled session, the weather improved allowing a full qualifying session for the 2016 Classic TT presented by Bennetts on the Isle of Man tonight.Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson MBE got the session away at 6.25pm, advising competitors that there were a number of damp patches around the course including Doran’s, Laurel Bank, Glen Helen, Sulby, 27th and Governors following the rain earlier in the day. First away were the newcomers on their untimed speed controlled lap, which was held over from Saturday, including Junior Classic TT competitor Ian Thompson from Northern Ireland on MB Racing Honda, Carl Salvage on the TZ250 Yamaha and Gary Hutton competing in the Senior on a Hutton Racing Honda.The Classic...

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