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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.

From The Scanner - Upright Style 14/14

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.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 23 Feb 2014, 00:39
I suppose you also got a few shots of exciting motorcycle racers in action, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not that year Ray, just a reminiscing holiday, but I got plenty of shots in 1963 and then 1966 to 1974 inclusive.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Feb 2014, 07:38
I have a feeling the Isle Of Man was used to inter enemy aliens in WW2 but presumably the population joined up & did the patriotic thing. Nice cross
Brian Walbey: Yes it did have a German internment camp Chris, and also Maureen's Dad spent some time there during the war at a Naval Radio School set up in the seafront hotels.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Feb 2014, 07:49
a place full of history- and it is interesting to read about the patriotic rituals till now. On the Isle of Man there might be some special customs.
Brian Walbey: The island has so much history, the first proper parliament in the world, their own Manx Gaelic language, cats with no tales (Google Manx Cat) and lovely scenery, almost the whole of the U.K.in one small island.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2014, 08:25
I like Ray was guessing you were there for the bikes ;o) Imposing cross. Celtic?
Brian Walbey: Not in 1998, just a reminiscing holiday, I went for the bikes in 1963 and 1966-1974 inclusive.
That is a wonderful tradition.
Brian Walbey: The Isle of Man (Manx) parliament was the first proper parliament in our part of the world, tradition means a lot over there.
A handsome monument Brian. Never been to the IOM
Brian Walbey: Yes it is in a lovely setting as well Bill. I've had upwards of at least dozen visits to the island over the years, and do find it a beautiful place to visit, I suggested we think of moving there when I reached 45, we ended up here instead, I'm not complaining though.
Lots of work gone into that memorial
Brian Walbey: Indeed Shane, a real Celtic look to it, they do have there own version of Gaelic language over there.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2014, 16:07
A lot of history here,; makes the English Parliament seem very new. The cross looks Celtic to me.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does make our parliament look quite new Alan, and a bit tardy as well. There is a Manx Gaelic that is still spoken in the island so I guess a Celtic heritage comes in somewhere.
That is a beautiful and elegant monument Brian! Thank you for the history words.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I'm glad you enjoyed the history as well.
finishing this series with this Brian! Top marks!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ronke.
A fine Celtic cross.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, there is a Manx Gaelic language as well.
Yes > a fine Celtic cross. I agree.
Brian Walbey: Very nice isn't it.

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