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QMS Newsletter July 2017



Informational Postings

Welcome (August 2015)

Tynwald Day Luncheon, Brisbane, July 2015

Queensland Manx Society Christmas Function 2014

Ormiston House “Big Day Out” Centenary Celebration (14 September 2014)

New Manx Play for Our Centenary Year (07 September 2014)

Introducing Val Ashworth D Ua (Tynwald Day, 05 July 2014)

2014 is the Centenary Year of the Queensland Manx Society, Established 1914

Knitting Patterns for Manx Dolls

eBook: Sea Warriors of Mannin

Manx News . . .


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Manx hosepipe ban lifted after seven weeks

ITV News - 2 days ago
A seven-week-long hosepipe ban on the Isle of Man has been lifted this morning. Manx Utilities are thanking the public for "using water wisely." The water providers say reservoir levels are...

Manx music recordings made public after 40 years

Manx Radio - 1 day ago
Songs feature the late Bernard Caine RBV. A series of previously unreleased recordings of a well-known Manx cultural enthusiast have been made public after more than 40 years. The songs, which...

Manx £50m business scheme scrapped due to 'changing economy'

BBC News - 2 days ago
A £50m scheme to help businesses grow on the Isle of Man has been scrapped after helping to create just 16 new jobs. The Enterprise Development Scheme was launched in 2016 after some companies...

Could Manx party politics prove popular?

Manx Radio - 1 day ago
Labour, Green and LibVan debate issue at PAG event. 'Voting for parties, not individuals, brings accountability, choice and clarity to the electorate'. That's the view of the three...

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Isle of Man welcomes UK suffragette flag

BBC News - 23 hours ago
The president of Tynwald - the world's first national parliament to give some women the vote - said the Isle of Man was "proud" to welcome the UK suffragette flag ...and...

Isle of Man TT 2018: Adam Lyon died in 140mph crash

BBC News - 3 hours ago
Road racer Adam Lyon died after "barrel rolling into a fence" during his debut TT ride, an inquest has heard. The 26-year-old, from Helensburgh in Argyll hit a kerb while travelling at...

The curious mystery of the wild wallabies living on the Isle of Man - 6 days ago
However (and whenever) they escaped, fast-forward to 2018 and the Isle of Man has the largest wallaby population in the northern hemisphere. Paige Havlin from the University of Belfast wrote her...

Isle of Man ferry terminal link road contractor chosen

BBC News - 5 days ago
A new £30m Isle of Man ferry terminal in Liverpool has moved a step closer after Liverpool City Council said it was set to approve a link road scheme. The £7.6m project will link Waterloo Road to...

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Folk supergroup Daphne's Flight swoops into Fareham

The News - 4 days ago
Chris and Julie [who regularly perform as a duo] were doing a gig on the Isle of Man, where Christine lives. They met up and were chatting, and Julie was saying: “Good lord, do you realise it's...

Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2018 – Live Review & Tribute to Maart Allcock

Folk Radio UK (blog) - 1 week ago
A regular delight for me at Cropredy is to listen to, and then chat with, the current recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. This year's winner, Mera Royle, is a harpist and fiddle player...

Wickham Festival 2018 (Part 2 Live Review)

Folk Radio UK (blog) - 2 weeks ago
Concertina player Mohsen Amini is the only Glasgow native, bodhrán player/ guitarist Adam Brown is originally from Suffolk, Tomás Callister (fiddle) and Adam Rhodes (bouzouki) are from the Isle of...

Stephen Jeffreys obituary | Stage | The Guardian

The Guardian - 1 week ago
Playwright best known for The Libertine, about the debauched Restoration poet John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, which became a film starring Johnny Depp.and...

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Isle of Man Reports Record Cruise Year

Cruise Industry News - 1 week ago
The Cruise Isle of Man team developed several new excursions for 2018 to enhance the range of tour experiences already available to cruise visitors although the year's most popular attraction...

Another anniversary

this time, 'The Old Peel Line' - 3 weeks ago
Fifty years since the last steam train. A short ceremony has taken place this afternoon (Fri 7), to mark fifty years since the last steam train left Peel station. No. 5 'Mona' set out from...

Fifty years since Ramsey Steam Railway closed

Manx Radio - 3 weeks ago
Memories rekindled with the 'Ten Twenty-Eight'. Fifty years ago today, the old Ramsey Steam Railway Line passed into history. The Isle of Man Heritage Railways has been whisking its social...

Society Diary: It's all gravy

Civil Society Media - 4 weeks ago
"Having a day for chips, cheese and gravy is great fun, giving a shout out to something that has arguably become the ultimate comfort food on the Isle of Man." However, the Isle of...

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