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Interview with Thomas ('Tom') Sweeney about his holidays in the Isle of Man (1965-1999)

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Date(s): 20 September 1999

Creator(s): Manx Heritage Foundation

Scope & Content: Thomas ('Tom') Sweeney talks to John Beckerson (with occasional contributions from his wife Jacqueline) about his holiday in the Isle of Man. He talks about his first visit to the Isle of Man with his family when he was 25; Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races, the Southern 100 and the Manx Grand Prix; the Hotel Mona on Loch Promenade in Douglas, run by Leo and Dorothy Walters and the Rydalmount; licensing laws; drinking in hotel bars and pubs including the Waterloo, the British and the Bowling Green in Douglas, the Whitehouse in Peel and the Stanley in Ramsey; visits to the casino; good weather and beaches; relaxed pace of life on the island; atmosphere of the TT; and his favourite places including Port Cornaa, Peel and Ramsey.

Administration / Biographical History: Thomas Gavin Michael (Tom) Sweeney (born 25 July 1940). John Beckerson, researcher, born 1974.

Language: eng

Extent: 40 min. 46 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0001/9

Access conditions: All reasonable attempt has been made by Manx National Heritage to trace and request permission (where needed) from the copyright holder(s) in this sound recording. If however you think you are a rights holder then please contact Manx National Heritage.

Subject tags : #UOSH, #UOSHTT, #UOSHHolidays


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