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Kirk Braddan Open-Air Service and morning tour of the Island

Date(s): mid 20th century

Creator(s): unknown

Administration / Biographical History: In the 1920s, in response to increasing numbers of parishioners and tourists, Kirk Braddan resolved to move summer services from the old and new churches to a field west of the new church.

Outdoor services had begun in 1856 using the churchyard surrounding the church but when the Braddan halt was added to the Peel-Douglas railway line in 1897 numbers became too much even for the churchyard. A nearby field west of the new church was first used in 1913 and outdoor services continued here until 1986, well after mass tourism numbers had declined.

Language: eng

Extent: 76 x 50 cm

Item name: poster

Collection: Print & Poster Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: P.6569/3

Record class: Private

Subject tags : #MM100LIBRARY&ARCHIVES


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