Happy birthday, dear Archibald

Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly

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While well publicised events took place in Douglas and Peel on Wednesday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Archibald Knox at 40 Cronkbourne Village in 1864, a very small and impromptu celebration took place at Government House in the afternoon.

The Trinity Church Ladies Wednesday Group were being given a private guided tour of the house by local historian Peter Kelly and in the drawing room he pointed out a watercolour painting by Knox. When he established that his audience were aware of the significance of the day he led them and members of Government House staff in singing Happy Birthday to the great artist.

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