TYNWALD WAR MEMORIAL
I know precisely that this image was taken in 1998 when we made our last visit to the Isle of Man, and that was the first since 1974, a bit of a reminiscing sort of holiday. Tynwald Hill at St John’s is the traditional ancient meeting place of the Manx parliamentary assembly, dating back at least to the late first millennium AD. To one side is this very fine war memorial and on Tynwald Day, the annual day when the Manx parliament sits in public on the hill and all the past years new laws are read out to the gathered citizens, the individual presiding inspects the Guard of honour and lays a wreath at the National War Memorial, which was inaugurated in 1923.
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