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Interview with man about churches, keeils and rural life

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Date(s): 1950-1970

Creator(s): Manx Museum

Scope & Content: Track 1: Man talks about churches, keeils and rural life. He talks about Kirk Patrick church (built 1881) and the first vicar Hugh Davidson; original church built 1714 by bishop Wilson; site of a keeill on Crogh field, glebe land, and how John Knight acquired it using a loan from Glen Maye Rechabites; keeill site recorded by vicar Holmes in a field on Gordon; Dalby and Eary burial grounds; New Year’s Day cammag matches between Glen Maye and Foxdale; vicar and warden’s role to provide poor relief; raising funds for poor relief and distribution of funds; church schools; Wesleyan chapels in Dalby; Primitive Methodist annual open meetings in Glen Maye; vaults and tombs in the churchyard belonging to the Radcliffe and Cosnahan families; Glenfaba Mill (built 1820s) by the Cameron family; Cringles Mill in Glen Maye; mill in Glen Rushen; Mr & Mrs Bridson living in Mill House which once belonged to a mill built by Tommy Quayle; Cringle’s and Quayle’s mills; Quayle family having the post office and grocery store in Glen Maye and delivering to Glen Rushen; naming of Dalby and Glen Rushen families.

Track 2: He talks about the Cubbon family of Upper Rheaby Beg; Thomas Cubbon owning the 'Vixen' built in Peel by Graves, and its record voyage from Peel to Australia; John Cubbon’s trek to California in 1849 and his settling in New Zealand; concert parties at Dalby church; story of disruption to a concert; smithy as local meeting place; movement of herrings in mid-September; story of the Captain (of the Parish) Quirk, the goat and the church bell; story of the young man from Arrysey; tale of the Weslyan minister wanting to learn Manx; and several ghost stories.

Administration / Biographical History: This recording was made for the Manx Folk Life Survey.

Language: English

Extent: 58 min. 37 sec.

Item name: emitape tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0096

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, #UOSHManxFolkLifeSurvey


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