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Tynwald Day, St John's, Isle of Man

Date(s): c.1905

Place made: St John's

Scope & Content: This unusual view of Tynwald Day shows the fair taking place in the space between the processional route and the roadway. The tripod arrangement near to the lych gate is probably a weighing machine. A similar one was to be found at the bottom of the path leading from the Battery Pier to Douglas Head. There the owner would guess your weight before he weighed you – if he was wrong you didn’t have to pay.


Language: eng

Extent: photo format : 3.00 x 3.00

Physical description: glass

Item name: photograph

Collection: Photographic Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: PGN 02079


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