Send your posts to email@example.com and your messages will appear below.
THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010 21:07: Hello, I would very much like to contact Sandra Wilson, ne Christian. She once lived at Tynwald Road, Willaston, Douglas. I haven't seen her for forty years and I would really like to see her again or talk with her. I hope someone can help. Thank you.
TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010 21:47: I would like to wish my Granddaughter Aaylish Ives of Onchan a very happy 14th Birthday, missing you lots, loving you always, remembering the Happy times, love also to Siobhan from a loving Grandmother.
SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010 22:37: Barbara, I am a decedent of Daniel Lace and Mary Joughin. My sister and
our families went to IOM in 2006 and saw their church and graves. I live
in Natchitoches, LA and my sister in Austin, TX. I have 2 male first
cousins - Lace- in AZ. Gary Lace will be moving in Aug to UT. Steve Lace
in Tucson. Several of their children live in AZ too so several Laces. A
cousin in England sent to me the a family tree and other info that I can
send to you.
TUESDAY, MAY 04, 2010 19:01: I would like to wish my Granddaughter Siobhan Ives,of Onchan a very happy 18th Birthday, missing you lots, love you always, remembering the happy times, anyone who sees Siobhan would you pass my message on to her and also to her sister Aaylish who I miss very much. from a loving Grandmother,
NANNA PAT XXXX
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010 20:32: I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY HELLO & SEND OUR LOVE TO SHAUN YATES (FROM MORECAMBE)& HOPE HE IS KEEPING WELL, IF ANYONE KNOWS SHAUN & READS THIS COULD YOU PLEASE PASS ON THE MESSAGE. FROM HIS AUNTY JOYCE REECE IN WALLASEY. MOB NUM/07519556755 THANK YOU.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 01, 2010 13:19: Persons researching their family tree on the Isle of Man, may wish to look at the following IOM web sites.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010 21:45: Hi im looking for someone who bought a rotax superkart from south west wales about 20 years ago, he bought from a farmer named ieuan, he could not remember the name of the person who bought it except he was from the isle of man. Originally belonged to me and my brother and i am trying to trace it, hopefully he may still have it, or if not, who he sold it to. If anyone can put me in touch with this person I would be very grateful. You can contact me at the following email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, JANUARY 07, 2010 20:33: Hi there, I've come onto this website to see how you're all surviving the snow! Also to wish my family in Ramsey, Pat Kelly and Chris Melvin, and their families, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Miss you both, hope to see you perhaps next year.
RACHEL KELLY, Dunedin, New Zealand. email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 06, 2010 20:33: Joes bar1946-55 ? looking for any photos of joes bar and people inside it on holiday between these days please scan pics in a e-mail to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. reason father looking for an old piccie of himself and his late wife there.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009 15:38: I would like to wish all my family and friends, a Very Merry Christmas, Brother Billy and Family in Douglas, Sister Karen and family in Ramsey. Colin Moore, Tomma and Family. All my Nieces and Nephews both on the Island and in the UK. Stay warm and have a safe happy Holiday. Also wishing my friends Kathleen , Yvonne and Marie the same for the Holidays. Will be thinking of you all out here in the land of ice and snow.
TINA LAMBIE (Carswell)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009 05:38: Pat, Martin and Dan ( and Michelle and Nicola) would like to wish everyone that remembers us a Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2010. You can contact us at email@example.com
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009 16:46: Those who remember him might like to know that Bob Penrice died in Witney Oxfordshire on August 1st at the age of 91.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009 17:16: Good day, Can anybody put me in contact with Ann, Julie or Susan (nee Holland) or Stephen Holland who left the Island in the early seventies for Australia. I am their uncle and require to get in contact with them, their cousin David Holland has just arrived in Oz and wants to meet up.
DEREK HOLLAND, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2009 20:37: Hi. My name is Anne Westbrook (nee Arthur) and i am looking to catch up with old friends from the island.. i am on face book or you can email me at email@example.com
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2009 12:29: Has anyone any idea who has been leaving messages at the webcam site on the mountain? I have been a fan since they first appeared, and found the last one with "help me" beside a gnome a great laugh, however this has disappeared from sight. I log on the site daily for a sight of the island, and would love to see the messages re-appear, so if it's not the fairies, who is it? Please put me out of my mysery, an ardent isle of man fan from scotland.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2009 17:48: Hi, I am trying to trace anyone who knew Geoff Cowell, Olive Cowell of Somerset Rd Douglas, Ronnie and Shelia Kelly of castletown and their son Gary and also David Harding of Highview Road Douglas. I last saw all these people in 1980. Please contact Alan Wingrove at the following email address....firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2009 13:31: hi, my name is christine crosland, nee maskell, if anybody remembers me here is my email address email@example.com
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2009 11:13: Greetings to all my relatives on the Island and any friends that remember me. Here's hoping you have a fun time over the forthcoming holiday and a healthy new year.
PETER THE MANX-EXILE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009 22:54: I am hoping to have correspondence with relatives still living on Mann from Robert Corkill. He was born in Maughold in 1844. He left in 1865 on the USS Independence and settled in Illinois, USA. He was a blacksmith and had a brother named John. I have been able to trace his roots back to 1752 but get lost there. Are you still there? I live in California and am wild about anything from the Isle of Mann.
GREG CORKILL, firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 10:16: Hi there, I'm trying to find contact details for Mick Pollack who used to go to RGS and called to see Elaine in Kirk Michael this week, believe he was looking for contact details. Mick give me an email on email@example.com.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 19:51: My name is Isabel Barry (Humphrey) and would like to get in touch with my cousin Agnes Kennedy. Husband Jim Kennedy connected to Isle of Man tourist information board. Would be great to catch up.
MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009 11:43: Hi Suzanne, I have William Kelly, christened 27th November 1833, parents Thomas Kelly and Mary Summers, they married 20th September 1832.I have William having six other siblings and I do not think any of them followed him to Australia. If you want to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org I will give the information that I have. I only have this generation as unless you get actual documents about any births, marriages and deaths on the Kelly name you may not be sure of it being accurate. I will leave upto you if you get in touch. Cheers
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009 08:59: Hi there, I am trying to find any details about a William Kelly who was born to Thomas Kelly (Cabinet Maker) and Mary Somers/Summers on the Isle of Man around 1835. It seems he came out to Australia and settled in Gulgong marrying Alice and having around 8 children. He died in Lincoln NSW at the age of 54 and it states on his Death Certificate he lived in (Gulgong/Bungengore) NSW for 40 years. He must have left the Isle of Man in his early teens but have no idea if he came with siblings, parents etc. Any information would be helpful.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2009 23:24: Hi, I am trying to locate the parents of Elizabeth Moore, born 1811 on Isle of Guernsey. She married Thomas Henry Betts (born 1811 Kilkenny) Dublin. They lived in Dublin and had several children, but then immigrated to America. Their son, Thomas H. Betts lived in Ireland quite a while and was a bookkeeper. The ancestor of Elizabeth Moore Betts was Lady Elizabeth Leigh, born at Stoneleigh Abbey, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England. I have the descendants of Thomas and Elizabeth Betts (Thomas was my great great grandfather), but no one can find information on Elizabeth's birth, other than date and location of birth. Can anyone help me with this. Also, I cannot find information beyond Thomas Henry Betts (who became an Episcopal priest in Nebraska). Your help would be appreciated. Thanks,
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 04, 2009 23:12: Brian Kaneen, I have just read your message posted in February 09. Would you contact me at email@example.com
THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2009 11:53: I wish to enquire about the children of Moses Canning, my great grandfather, who was a journalist on the Isle of Man. Moses lost his wife Jane through child birth in 1889. In the census of 1891 Moses was a boarder with a family called Skillicorn. There is no mention of the children Gertrude Canning age 11 (my grandmother) and her brother Martineau Carlyle Canning age 3 (my great uncle). I understand Moses Canning was a very well respected journalist working in his earlier life with a Mr. Fargher on the local Isle of Man paper. Moses re-married a lady called Mary from Barrow-in-Furness and in the 1901 census both Moses, Mary and Martineau were living at an address in Douglas. My grandmother Gertrude went over to the mainland to work in the post office in Liverpool as she would be of age, 21 years. Gertrude and her brother Martineau could have been placed in care as their father would have had a job of work to do with deadlines to keep. I would like to know where the children were, if they were on the Isle of Man or possibly in Ireland where Martineau is said to have been born. Moses Canning's father, my great great grandfather Thomas was a Mariner and when his wife ? Jane died he lived with his daughter Catherine Fayle (nee Canning). Any information would be most helpful. Thank you.
SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2009 17:17: Linda Keogh, Do u have a brother who lives in Douglas Rd Isle of man ? Did he marry Carol Dentithe wehos parents owned the Greeba hotel Empress Drive Douglas? I have been trying to contact Carol on and off for some time but unsuccessful till now. Can u please writer back to me. Thank you
SCOTTISH JIMMY, Living in Essex England
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009 00:17: In reply to Richard Vanston's enquiry of February 2 re Christ Church, this is the website of the parish church usually known as Kirk Christ, in Rushen parish, but dedicated to the Holy Trinity:
The other churches in the parish are St. Mary's/Port St. Mary, St. Catherine's/Port Erin, and St. Peter's/Cregneash.
I attended this church and Sunday school as a child in the late 40's and 50's.
BRIAN KANEEN, Vancouver, BC Canada
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2009 20:15: I am looking for information about Christ Church, Port St. Mary. In 1869 my cousin married the Rev Alfred Gamble who was curate and I am trying to hind more of them Regards
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009 16:13: Dear IOM Sport, I was just wondering if you could explain to me, or if anyone on this guestbook could explain, why the great (not late) Kevin Mcgarvey is not playing for the National Side anymore? I am an avid football fan from west midlands that keeps a close eye on the isles football and thought King Kev, as we know him (since that terrific strike against Burnley in 99) was the best thing to happen to the isle in years...bring back king kev!!!
ED, Keen Football Fan
MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009 22:53: Shirley, this book is available on AmazonUK
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009 06:19: I would like to get a copy of the book "When the devil casts his net " by Steve Morrin, cant find it here in the States. Will send cost and postage if someone has one - new or used. Thanks, Shirley Miller08@charter.net
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2008 22:14: I would like to wish my Granddaughters Siobhan and Aaylish Ives of Onchan a very Happy New Year. hope you had a good Christmas, lots of love.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2008 22:13: Wishing my Granddaughters Siobhan and Aaylish Ives of Onchan a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Miss you lots, love you lots.remembering all the happy times.
XXXXXXXXXXXX FROM NANNA PAT
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008 23:30: Wishing my Niece Anna, her Son Jack and Hubby Rob a Very Merry Christmas and a happy Healthy New Year. Will be thinking of you over the festive Season
love and hugs to you all,
AUNTIE TINA & UNCLE JOHN xxxxxxxxxxx
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2008 17:04: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MARIE ALBUTT.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008 18:55: WISHING THE BEST OF THE SEASON TO STEWART AND CHRISTINE CRELLIN OF DOUGLAS
FROM TINA, JOHN, MIKE AND PAUL, CALGARY CANADA
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008 18:52: SENDING WARM WISHES FOR A HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON TO MY FAMILY IN RAMSEY, KAREN AND KEITH BIRCH. COLIN,KELLY, MICHAEL MOORE. ALSO TO MY NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS IN RAMSEY AND DOUGLAS AND MY SISTER LYNN AND HER FAMILY IN CHESHIRE AND FINALLY BUT NOT LEAST MY FRIEND PEANUTZ IN CAMBRIDGE. WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY HEALTHY 2009...LOVE TO ALL
TINA AND JOHN , CALGARY CANADA
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008 18:49: SEASON'S GREETING'S TO MY FRIENDS KATHLEEN AND BRIAN PILLIAR, YVONNE SCOTT, MARIE ALBUTT, TOMA AND FAMILY. HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY YEAR TO ALL OF YOU IN 2009. BEST WISHES,
TINA AND JOHN IN CALGARY, CANADA
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2008 16:00: SEASONS GREETINGS TO FRIENDS TINA AND JOHN LAMBIE IN CALGARY ... ANNE IN AUSTRALIA... TOMMA AND FAMILY IN RAMSEY... BARBARA BYRON AND FAMILY IN DOUGLAS... JANET AND RICHARD IN RAMSEY... ALL THE VERY BEST FOR 2009
FROM KATH AND BRIAN
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008 02:48: My grandfather was Robert Radcliffe Benson. He was born in Ramsey in thd 1890's. His father, John Benson, died at sea in the wreck of the EllanVannin. My Grandmother, Violet Cooper Cartmel was also born in the IOM. She was the daughter of Ann/Jane? and George Cooper. Does anyone have any more information for me? Thankyou,
DIANE BENSON-HAMILTON firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2008 21:16: My name is Justin Dalby and I was excited to see that there is a place named after my surname located on the Isle of Man! I am located in the United States and came across Dalby, Isle of Man while researching my families genealogy. I had always heard that the word "Dalby" was Norwegian and found that many places on the Isle of Man had Norwegian names. If anyone has any information about the Dalby surname, please feel free to e-mail me! Thanks!
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2008 12:54: I live in the US, in northwest Indiana, just outside of Chicago. I first learned about the Isle of Man through a couple of World War II movies made there, one namely Enemy at the Door, which originally got me interested in Guernsey. More recently, I came across a man who lives in Peel with whom I am currently corresponding. I have both an interest in World War II as well as learning about others in the Commonwealth. Although I am of British ancestry, I have not yet been able to trace my family tree outside of the US. I enjoy trading small souvenirs, such as postage stamps, coins, post cards, business cards, and other small items. I would like to hear from you and learn of your culture or hear from anyone alive during World War II and learn what part the Isle of Man had in the war. I am 55 years old and have been married for 27 years, so this is not a romantic adventure. I just want to hear from others who want to share cultural and WWII interests. I am also a Baptist, and would like to hear from other Baptists there. My correspondence will not be "preachy" but rather down to earth and folksy, so don't worry. I am also looking for any travel/tourist information/literatrue/videos for IOM. Videos must be compatible with the US format. I recently got a DVD from the Guernsey Bureau of Tourism that worked fine on my home computer.
GLEN MORRIS, Indiana, USA, email@example.com
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008 23:33: I am a fireman from NORWAY who try to find a retired fireman from Castletown I am not shure about his name but I think it was Garlick.I meet him and his wife in Stavanger town NORWAY in august this year 08.He and his wife was onboard a passenger ship.My firebrigade was down in Stavanger with a old Leyland fire engine from 1925.I speak with them both and he give me a T-shirt from IOM. We sign down our E-mail address and home address.But I lost his address,we had old fire clothes on and it was a hole in the pocket. I promise him to send a T-Shirt from my firebrigade and a badge. So that's the problem,Hopefully someone read this and know that he and his wife was in Norway at that time.I wait every day for a E-mail from him but NO.If someone want to give me a tip I`m very grateful.My E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org Best regards
WIGGO LANGHELLE, Norway
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2008 09:56: A big hello to all, Susan Skillen is coming to visit the isle of man this month and would like to meet all she knows for a meal, a drink.....See you soon...
SUSAN SKILLEN from Berlin
MONDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2008 18:00: Hi anyone remember who owned ronaldsway restaurant or nearst restaurant to airport? miss walker owmed home on gansey beach. please let me know.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2008 19:49: Hello, my name is Linda Jeffs. I was born in June 1955 in the Jane Crookhall hospital. I am the daughter of Eleanor Bridson who married Paul Jones and moved to England. We went to Australia and on to New Zealand where my Bridson grandparents and Uncle Raymond Bridson were living. I am also the niece of deceased Clifford, Margaret & David. Margaret married Victor Boyd and went to New Zealand also. Uncle Cliff lived on the Island his entire life until he passed away. We were fortunate enough to spend a considerable amount of time with him prior to his passing. I have made contact with a cousin Maureen Tedesco (Gale) who is living in California, USA. I have visited the Island but did not know of any relatives or distant relatives I could meet. Mum and Uncle Raymond are the only Manx people in our family still alive besides myself and my cousin Elizabeth (Margaret's daughter). I would very much love to hear from anyone who remembers my mother and her family. Our family moved from New Zealand back to Australia about 20 years ago where my mother and Uncle Raymond still live. I am living in Texas, USA.
I would love to hear from anyone who is interested and I can share contact information for Eleanor Bridson and Raymond Bridson's if you wish. Sincerely,
LINDA JEFFS email@example.com
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2008 07:49: Can anyone help with locating Pamela & Karim Bahm. I believe they still live in Pulrose. Karim works for the Power station & last I new Pamela was working in Marks & Spencers. . Would love to be able to contact them again. If anyone knows their whereabouts please get them to email Paul & Bev Brotherston (nee Osborne) at firstname.lastname@example.org We are living in Australia
PAUL & BEV
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2008 08:17: I would to contact Edgar Quine perhaps he will remember me I was adopted by Joseph Grovenor Kissack. My name is June we used to visit Edgar and his family every year in the I.O.M. I met Edgar again while he was serving on the Police Force in Hong Kong. I would love to hear from him and his family.
I now live in Northamptonshire e-mail. June_Derbyshire@ntlworld.com
MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 20:57: We have been to the island three times and my wife and me stayed whith a mr Kelly in his family apartments in douglas we have travelled around the island in our small car it is a great experience we saw and learnt on the island we live in skipton in the Yorkshire dales and its in a valley called the air valley we also have a castle its called skipton castle and soldiers in days gone by where sent rushen castle in castletown on the island of man from skipton
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008 09:37: Just want to send my love to my Grand-daughters Siobhan and Aaylish Ives, who live in Onchan, have not had contact for some time but miss them and love them and would love to hear from them.Congratulations on the G.S.C. results,anyone reading this please send on my love .
NANNA PAT email@example.com
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008 13:12: I am searching my step grand mothers details--all I have is that she and 2 sisters,lived in Colby around and after war to 1950s period -surname WATSON,her name 'RINA,or RENA, sisters names were Elizabeth, and Grace. Moved later to Bromborough,Wirral.-Sorry this is a bit vague but perhaps someone can help. Andy Hallidayfirstname.lastname@example.org PS-We have just enjoyed a holiday on the Isle-staying in Glen Maye-made welcome where ever we went,dodged classic bikes road closings,and all in all appreciated the island for all its variety..
ANDY HALLIDAY, Keynsham, Somerset
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008 18:12: Can anyone help me with some information i have been looking for. Many years ago my late grandmothers family ( Kelly) used to own a hotel in douglas, we believe on the promenade, it was called "The Empire". It changed names many years ago and my family would like to know what it is known as now as we would like to see it.
DENISE RUTLAND, Liverpool
SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2008 13:04: I'm trying to locate a Michael Cross that moved from Weston Village,Runcorn Cheshire late 1950s.His family owned a farm called Cross farm. I have heard that Michael goes back to visit the village occasionally and poss was there last year. I am researching my family history and would like to contact Michael Cross and any information would be gratefully received my name is Linda Keogh and can be can be contacted at
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2008 20:21: I am looking for information for my family tree. My mothers maiden name was Joan Kenaugh Radcliffe. she was born on the Isle Of Mann in 1921 ,served in the armed forces during world war II and emigrated to Newfoundland Canada after World War II.She is now deceased. If you have any information you may contact me at email email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2008 12:12: To litle big brother, just call me debx
MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008 12:24: I am researching family history of the Morgan Family from Mid Wales. (My Husbands Family) Sarah Ann Morgan was born in Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, Wales in 1856. I know that she had 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Her father's name was Richard and her mother was Eliza. Richard was the wheelwright in Llanidloes. I know that one of her brothers went to Ince in Lancs. and had several children. Sarah Ann had a son in 1876 who was looked after by his grandparents and aunt, and Sarah went to the Isle of Man. I am sure that she married on the Isle of Man and had a family, possibly daughters. Does anyone know anything about Sarah or are there any relatives out there, would be very interested to hear from you, as Sarah was my husbands Great Grandmother.
MRS B. A. MORGAN
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008 18:40: Hi, would anybody have known a Elizabeth McDermott, who was my mothers friend in 1954 and would have been in her 20,s, my mother was molly Cain and lived at 45 bromett rd, Janet's corner, thanks,
MR PATRICK LANDY, uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 04, 2008 08:33: Message Saturday Sept22nd 2007. Hello There, Can the person who left this message please give there name, So I no who Carls little big brother is speaking too please. Thanks
LITTLE BIG BROTHER
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2008 22:20: Greetings from Arizona. I recently discovered quite a bit of my Lace family info on a genealogy site, including Daniel Lace (b. IOM 1824) and his wife Mary A. Lace (born IOM 1827), who I believe to be my greatgrandparents and who both emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, on two different sailings in 1847. They had 8-10 children, one of whom, Louis, was I believe my grandfather, who married Anna J. Kaiser, my known grandmother, and they had one child, Sherman Louis Lace, my deceased father. If anyone on the IOM has any information about Daniel and Mary A. (I could not find her maiden name), I would be thrilled to receive it. I was on the IOM briefly in 1985 and I look forward to a longer return trip, since it is such a delightful place, and it was wonderful seeing all those "Laces" in the telephone book. Would also love to meet some Laces on my return someday. Regards to all.
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008 17:58: Hi. I am doing family research for the Reeves family. I am the son of Virginia Reeves, the grandson of Robert Reeves and the great grandson of William Maunsell Reeves of Toronto, Canada. I have discovered that we are descendants of Lewis Buckle Reeves, Lieutenant, RM who served with Nelson aboard the Victory and who died in 1861 at age 75 and was apparently buried in Douglas, IOM. Are there any Reeves in the Isle of Mann who are descendants of Lewis Buckle Reeves and who can share info about the family or Lewis Buckle Reeves. Thank you.
DENNIS HYATT, New York USA. (email@example.com)
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008 19:52: Re: sister beryl bonwick - just like to say how sad it was to hear of "sister" beryls death. i was in the childrens home for a while as well as a lot of other kids. she will be missed by a lot of people. r.i.p
SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2008 18:52: Twelve months ago we started planning our move to the Isle of Man. We put our newsagents shop up for sale and this we thought would be our biggest hurdle, but it sold quite quickly. Now all we had to do was sell the house, but after years of shopkeeping, the house needed lots of attention as any shopkeeper will tell you, you just don't get time. Out came the paste table,paint and wallpaper, and one month later we had the for sale sign in the garden. We started planning who would show our eager veiwers round, and what to do when we got at least three would be buyers in a huge bidding war. Three months later we are still waiting for the rush of househunters. Yes, you've guessed it, the housing market is flat as a pancake. No wonder, every time you put the TV on or pick up a newspaper it is full of doom and gloom. The credit crunch and banks down to their last billions leave us with no feel good factor. Our dream of buying a house in Onchan may take a bit longer than planned but we will get there. Meanwhile if anybody wants to swop houses, its a large semi detached with original stain glass windows in the beautiful Rossendale Valley in Lancashire. Kind regards to everybody on the Isle of Man.
ANGELA and JOHN SPENCER
TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2008 19:03: I am looking for German-speaking inhabitants of the Isle of man with whom I contacted by mail. (My English is not so good - learn on a daily basis!) I have a lot of general questions on the Isle of man. My wife and I consider from Germany on the Isle of man emigrate.
About German mail from the island to address my mail firstname.lastname@example.org I would be very happy.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008 11:59: Iam looking for family and a photo of F/Sgt.Arthur Ian Corlett of Regaby, I.o.M., KIA 20 February 1944 in Elspeet Holland. 12 Sqdn Lancaster JB-609 failed to return from a raid to Leipzig, Germany,killed the whole crew. On the 19th April 2008 there is a funeral at the new monument for this crew.
All info is welcom, email@example.com / http://www.groenegroep.nl
JAAP VERMEER, Nijkerk, Holland
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008 11:51: Dear all, Iam looking for Jennifer Mary Siddell of Port Erin,daughter of F/O James Holt Siddell,KIA 10th October 1944 and buried in
Voorthuizen Holland. James was a navigator of the crew of S/Ldr Donald Maitland Wellings. Next year there will be a new monument at the crashsite.All information is welcom.
firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.groenegroep.nl
JAAP VERMEER, Nijkerk, Holland
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2008 09:38: I and I think many others would love to see a feature regarding Sir Norman Wisdom, your island's greatest celebrity. As we all know he will be 93 on 04 February, 2008. He did so much to make people smile and we respect and love him for that. We know from what his own family have said that he enjoys having an audience, so it would be great to hear some news and views from the man himself.
MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008 23:58: THE HOTEL IN QUESTION IS KNOW CALLED PARAMOUNT CITY AND IT IS A NIGHT CLUB. DON'T LIVE ON ISLAND ANYMORE SO I DON'T KNOW IF IT STILL OPENED!!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2008 00:26: Just researching some family history which in linked to the Crescent Hotel, Queens Prom. Douglas. I am unable locate find the hotel on the web. Has it been closed, knocked down or hopefully just renamed? Hope someone has the answer? Thanks
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2007 22:14: Just want to wish a Happy New year to Kathleen and Brian in paddytown, Toma and Family in Ramsey, Marie in Scotland, Yvonne Faragher in Bolton.... Thinking of you all as we begin a brand new year. Be happy and healthy all of you. Best wishes
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2007 22:18: Wishing my Aunt Paddi and all my cousins in Whitehaven Cumbria, a very Happy New Year.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2007 21:26: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO BARBARA AND GANG IN DOUGLAS, ANN IN OZ (THANKS FOR THE CALENDER) YVONNE FARAGHER IN BOLTON, JANET AND RIKKI AND THE THOMPSONS IN RAMSEY. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR
LOVE FROM KATH AND BRIAN IN PADDYTOWN...XXX
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2007 16:38: From Martha at Saratoga Springs NY
Whoops That was my PC (Personal Computer) Not CP that was down while I was moving. Well Happy New Year again. Miss you all & Good Luck Laurie in your recovery. Love always
MARTHA. x o
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2007 18:27: A Very Happy New Year 2008 to my good friends The Foulgers at Gansey Pottery ( best pottery in the world ) Laurie has just had a very bad 7 mts following an accident in May. I hope the worst is over now, that the therapy will not be too difficult and will have you up and about Potting and Driving again soon. I think about my days on the IOM often,the friends I made on the Shore Road and Colby to every one of you Happy New Year and thanks for the memories. Gwen & Laurie I remember those lovely evenings spent at your warm welcoming home and Laurie thanks for the driving lessons. To Natalie,Robert and the girls in France all the best in 2008. Thanks for the e-mail Nat and sorr y for the delay in calling you're Mom but my CP was down ( The move to Saratoga Springs, a beautiful place to live with a lake and a race track ) Hope we all meet up again soon Much Love
MARTHA. x o x o
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2007 11:56: A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my family and friends in the Isle of Man, from David Cowell, ex-Strand Street, Peel, now living in Germany. email@example.com
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2007 23:35: I would like to wish everyone a very merry christmas......
christmas is a time to be happy and enjoy the festive season, but for many people, this may not be a happy time....if u need help and support there are services who are available to help u threw this time....do not hesitate to contact the services out there who can help....
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007 18:08: Wishing all family and friends a very happy Christmas and great new year all the best
NEIL, TINA and PHILLIP HINDLE, Accrington Lancs x x
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2007 19:16: Merry Christmas Colin Moore and family, all the very best in 2008. Will have a brew in New York for you
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2007 19:13: Wishing all my family and friends a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our home to your this holiday season
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2007 19:12: Wishing Toma and family, Yvonne Faragher, Kathleen and Brian and Marie (Scotland) Wendy hazeldon (Australia) a very merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007 21:28: JUST LIKE TO WISH A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO BARBARA BYRON AND FAMILY, THANKS FOR YOUR RECENT SUPPORT BARBARA. XX ALSO MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MARIE IN SCOTLAND AND TINA IN CANADA. ALL THE BEST FOR THE NEW YEAR.
JANET AND RICHARD AND TOMMA AND FAMILY
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2007 12:21: Art For Age Concern, is a charity art auction in aid of Age Concern Isle of Man. It is being organised by 6 A-Level Applied Business Students from St. Ninian's High School. It is to be held at the Villa Marina Promenade Suite on Tuesday 29th January 2008. The event is sponsored by Freeport Trust Company LTD. The organisers are in need of more artists who would be willing to donate some work. If you are interested in doing your bit for charity, feel free to contact Ian Skillicorn Co-Ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or www.artforageconcern.tk
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2007 15:17: Have received a xmas card (from USA) sent to my address in error, if you know who the above are please advise. Thanks
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007 23:09: Are there stamp collectors at the IOM? I am a advanced stamp collector from Belgium and looking for exchange partners at the IOM.
Need: mint recent stamps. Offer: mint & used stamps from Belgium and worldwide according your wishes or topics. All letters answered!
FRANS BEIRENSLAAN. 193
THURSDAY< NOVEMBER 15, 2007 22:38: hi looking for pamela crosbie used to work in the laudrey with me lived in anacore pulrose love to talk to her again my sister chris haas been looking for her to for me any help would be great still miss her after 30 years here in canada thanks
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007 17:31: Hi my name is Emma Cook, I am looking for my uncle Colin Cook last known to be living in Port Erin. He was married to a lady called Jan and they have 2 daughters called Sarah & Julie. His brother was called Michael Cook he was married to Margo Daly. Colin & Michaels parents were called Daisie and Toby they lived in Mount Street, Smallwood, Redditch. Michael is my dad and he has passed away now, Colin is my uncle. if any one has any information or knows how I can contact them or please tell them i'm on this site that would be great....many thanks. My name is Emma Cook tel. 07955019180 or email email@example.com
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 20:42: A Eric Proffit living new zealand is seeking relatives in the I.OM .His mother was a elizabeth kermode who imagrated to n.z. in1912.Her fathers name was john & mothers maiden name cannon &they lived in douglas.Any information get in touch with Bert at (firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 14:56: I used to go to the IOM on holiday many years ago (1968, 1969) Used to drink at the Crescent Hotel on Queens Prom and eventually worked there for a season as a waiter in 1970. Lively, busy pub, I lived in for the season. Jack Quirk was the landlord. Some of the waiters, me included, used to sing with the resident musicians. Happy days, my girl friend (now my wife of 35 years) worked in a guesthouse. I remember Roger (Irish waiter who also sang) Jimmy (Irish barman) Mike and Louise (Jack Quirk's son & daughter), Maggie (Barmaid) Leo (Drummer) Ricky (Singer).
There was an aqua show at the leisure centre for the season, and Ronnie Dukes and Ricky Lee were on at the Palace Lido. Never been back since, must return some day. Any memories anyone? Dave the singing waiter. email:- email@example.com
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007 11:28: I am trying to get in contact with Louise Hall that left a message on your Guestbook on the 1st October as I am the Gemma Johnson that she is looking for.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007 17:16: Looking to trace the family history of Bertram George Kelly. He was born on January 4, 1884, to Margret Quirk and Captain James Kelly. Captain Kelly was a master mariner who changed careers later in life to become manager of Southend-on-Sea Pier, Pavillion and Electric Tramways in 1887. Bertram Kelly was appointed chief assistant engineer to the Manx Electric Railway Company in 1920 and, in 1922, he became the first Douglas Borough Electrical Engineer. He married Douglas-born Daisy Christian at Dhoon Church, near Laxey, in 1911. The marriage produced three daughters, twins Sybil Marjorie and Joan Christian in 1912 and Monika Joyce in 1917. After retiring, he became Vicar of Braddan, Isle of Man, serving the parish until in 1964. All emails welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2007 22:53: Hi is there any Yates family on the island who can help me in my family search also mclarney/mcalearney. you can email me at email@example.com DEBBIE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2007 12:52: Does anyone remember Kevin Cudworth from Albert Road School? He left before we all got to the Grammar School and I always wondered where he went to. Any information appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2007 05:04: Hi. My name is Andrew Kermode and im writing from Australia. The reason im writing is im trying to translate my family name 'Kermode' from the English form to the Manx form. I know there are a few Kermodes over there so i thought you guys might be able to help me. It would be much appreciated and i will call in and say hi when i travel next year. email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007 23:40: From the Bronx New York. I would like to give shout-out to my friends Gwen and Laurie Foulger at The Gansey Pottery. Laurie recently fell and fractured his hip and after surgery he had serious complications. He is now at home recuperating. I would like to wish him a speedy recovery and to say I wish I was there to help. Much love to you both from a long time friend
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007 20:29: My great-great-grandfather came to the U.S. from the IOM in the 1840s. I know – courtesy of Trevor Lace who, as of a few years ago, lived on the island of Cyprus – that I have some Lace relatives still on the IOM and would like to correspond with them. Trevor sent me a very detailed genealogical chart that connected me to the Laces of Kerrowdhoo Farm just north of Bride. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
WILLIAM W. LACE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2007 22:11: Hi. I'm trying to find Gemma Johnson who is originally from Brighton but moved to Douglas in 2000. I'm not sure if she is still there.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 15:23: We have lost touch with Molly Cousens who was my wifes' bridesmaid in 1950.She came from Coventry to Douglas in the late 40's to work for the the manager of a holiday camp named Tom ?(whom she subsequently married.)As we have forgotten her married name it has been difficult to trace Molly and we were living abroad from 1964 to 1984.If anyone knows Molly please contact me at Loftyjmp@aol.com
JOHN and MURIEL PHILLIPS, Broadstairs, Kent
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007 14:48: I am trying to find out if we have any living relatives in the Isle of Man. Our last name is Cowley & my husbands' great grandfather immigrated from there. Please we only wish to see if there are any relatives still living who may be related to us. Gr Gr Grandfather was Thomas Cowley who married Catherine Quayle both of Lezayre, 1919. They had 5 to 7 children. two of whom were named William (one of these was my husband's gr grandfather); Eliza, Elizabeth, Catherine, Ann & Margaret Alice. William immigrated to USA & was a Rev on Isle of Man before leaving the isle. Please anyone who might think they are related, we would like to get to know you.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2007 20:18: hi,(re message below] he also has a son called james aaron elson
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2007 19:50: hiya all im looking 4 any blood relatives of carl peter elson he lived in douglas with his wife and step children,i presume his mother and brothers are still with us as carl died on 18/11/03 at 36 years old in a car crash unfortunatly i couldnt ma ke it to his funnaral,i would really appreciate any infoxxxxxxxxx
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2007 17:49: Hi in researching my family history I have come across three members of my family who died in Auschwitz they originally came from Romania but were in France during the war I managed to find out quite a lot about them from the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem including the areas of France that they were in, these were Seine Paris and Saint Martin de Vestuble Alpes Maritimes there Names were Emili Droucker nee Siragher Born 4th July 1876 in Botosani Botosani Moldavia Romania - Leontine Rosfeck nee Siragher Born 28th February 1894 in Botosani Botosani Moldavia Romania - Xavier Droucker Born 3rd December 1915 Seine Paris France. What I need to know is more about there life in France and how they came to be there is there any place at all where I could find out this information.Many thanks
BRUCE HEATH email@example.com
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2007 1:36: Hi we are a couple of geirdies who enjoy live pub gigs,mainly bands playing good covers, who are the best manx bands and where are the best venues?
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 20:12: I am currently doing some family history research and have found my Mothers Aunt, Ruth Brown (DOB 1880/1881). We believe she ran a hotel on the Isle of Man, possibly in Douglas. I would be grateful any one could point me in the right direction to find out more information.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2007 15:04: Hi all, I am just looking to revive some old memories, I spent the summer of 1995 working in the Hotels of Port Erin and the Castletown Golf Links, I was hoping that some of my old work colleges and friends might read this post and drop me a line. Unfortunately as the years have passed the memories have faded and the faces and names have become blurred into one giant picture of joy, merriment, heartbreak and woe. It was a wonderful summer and any help in reliving the memories would be greatly appreciated. You can get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can spare the time please drop me a line - you know who you are. Speak to you soon.
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007 23:16: I am looking for info on a J F Martin, don't know if male or female, but in late DEC 1921 this person reg the birth for a George Cain in poorhouse 1921 (mother Catherine Cain single ] Also any one know George Cain ( Douglas ] was in the navy from 1939, I am looking for any mates of his still living, brought up in Fredrick St, went to tynwald St school and St Thomas and the other boys school, his best mate was Stanley Kelly born 1919 and lived above him, ; I think George drank in the old dogs home and rosemount, please e-mail me at email@example.com
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007 20:53: Hi looking for Thomas & Heather Melvin, old friends from Ilchester, Somerset, sorry have lost your address and since moved house contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org would love to catch up on kiddies etc.
LIZZY, PETER, ANDREW-GEORGE & JESSICA X
MONDAY, JULY 16, 2007 20:18: I made a guestbook entry in June, looking for Chris Pitts Glad to say we have been able to contact him. Thanks
SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2007 19:30: i am trying to contact danielle webster, she is from douglas aged 21-23, she used to hav black hair dyed it blond. i met her in cyprus a few years back on holiday, i have lost her address and mob number but would love to find her. my name is tom webster from hemel hempstead. can anybody help?
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2007 16:58: I am looking for any information about Robert Davidson who was born in September 1864 in Killough, County down, ireland and then came to douglas isle of man. he appears on 1891 and 1901 census as living at charles street douglas with his wife eleanor mcdowell and his children.
Eleanor davidson 04 Apr 1884 in Douglas, Isle of Man
Robert John Davidson 22 mar 1886 in Douglas, Isle of Man
Annie Davidson 11 Jan 1888 in Douglas, Isle of Man
Margaret Alice Davidson 04 April 1890 in Isle of Man
Andrew Davidson 19 May 1891 in Douglas, Isle of Man
Henry Davidson 22 May 1893 in Douglas, Isle of Man
Ethel davidson 23 Apr 1895 in Douglas,Isle of Man
James davidson 25 Nov 1897 in Douglas, Isle of Man
Thomas Douglas Davidson 1902 in I.O.M.
Henry davidson was my grandfather .He went to king william college in castletown, iom. (probably got scholarship to go).Tales say he played rugby for iom and got cap, but can find no record of this. He worked for isle of man steam packet. he later moved to birkenhead, england.
i have no further information about his siblings except that andrew, eleanor and margaret died in childhood ( i have their dates of death) although i know some remained in the isle of man. I was wondering if there were any distant relations out there or anyone who might have some information on this family. email email@example.com
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2007 06:56: I'm looking for any Cashins related to William Cashin & Susanna Creer who may still be living on Isle of Man. William was born 1710 and died 1782. William's grandson James (born 1812) emigrated to Australia, first establishing a flour mill at Lilydale, then taking up land at Tarwin Lower. It would be great if there were, and we were able to write to each other.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007 13:32: I am trying to find out if there are any Living relatives of my husband. Charles. We are looking for anyone who is related to Thomas Cowley who married Catherine Quayle, Lezayre, Isle of Man , Nov 3, 1832.
There were 7 children :
William Nov 17, 1833
Elizabeth may 1, 1836
Catherine Nov 18,1838.....died July 16,1842
Anne Mar 3, 1841
William May 30, 1843...... my husband's great grandfather
Margaret Alice April 9, 1846
Eliza April 7, 1850
All the children were born in Lezayre, Isle of Man. My husband's father went to USA & was a reverend.
If anyone knows of any living relatives, it would be great to be able to write to them & get to know each other.
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007: 22:24: Just want to say hello to my father And Ann who live in the Isle oF MAN..and who work very hard,i have not hear from them for some time and just wanted to send out love from South Devon...love janine
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007 00:52: Hows it going isle of man, Davy Black just wanting to say hello and thanks for a great time while i stayed on the isle of man. loads of excellent memories and loads of regrets. Some of the best years of my life were spent on the rock, some people i will always think of, and hold close to my heart, sorry i never got to say goodbye to some good mates, and sorry i did say goodbye to others. All the best from glasgow, hope your ok. x
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007: To Pauline looking for her ancestor Eliza Jane Radcliffe, please contact me as I may be able to help you. My relative was Eliza Jane Radcliffe born in Ramsey