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'Know Your Parish' talk by John Quilliam about Lonan

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Date(s): after 1967 and before 1979

Scope & Content: John Quilliam talks about how Lonan is remembered by the Great Laxey valley; its past industry and waterwheels that pumped water from the mines and lifted lead ore; skilled labour from Cornwall and Cornish names in the area; miners; Lady Isabella waterwheel, part of the Laxey Wheel; water from reservoirs on the mountain through pipes; description of the site; people employed in the mines; mining statistics; lead ore and silver; miners going to and from work; visitor from Lancashire who said the miners were 'too clean'; Snaefell mountain; Mr R. Williamson, Laxey merchant who owned entrance to Glen Roy; construction of King Orry's GraveĀ and how the bones and teeth of a horse and a man were found thereĀ and the link to the founding of Tynwald; the changes in sound and spelling to some place names including Glen Roy; place names Barroose and Garwick; origins and meanings of place names.

Administration / Biographical History: Part of series broadcast on Manx Radio.

Language: English

Extent: 10 min. 35 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0053/14

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