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Interview with Arthur King mainly about working at guest house Belmont, Ballafurt Road, Port Erin, 1960-1965

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Date(s): 1998, 1999

Creator(s): Manx Heritage Foundation

Scope & Content: Arthur King talks to John Beckerson about working at guest house Belmont in Port Erin. He talks about moving to the Isle of Man; Cregneash; Port St Mary; Port Erin; Belmont and the hard work involved; when the season started and ended; decline in visitors; the tourist board; the Steam Packet Company; differences between Eastbourne and the Isle of Man; Bayqueen Hydro; Belmore hotel; swimming competitions; placing adverts; renting the Belmont hotel; being part of the radar unit during the Second World War; making his way to the Isle of Man for the first time; serving in the Second World War; Chapel Beach, Port St Mary; Second World War internees; The Bay Hotel; and the resistance.

Administration / Biographical History: Arthur George King was born 27 August 1917. John Beckerson, researcher, born 1974.

Language: English

Extent: 34 min. 41 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0001/54

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Subject tags : #UOSH, #UOSHHolidays


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