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'Know Your Parish' talk by John Quilliam about Rushen

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Date(s): after 1967 and before 1979

Scope & Content: John Quilliam talks about Port St Mary, Fistard, Ballavaor, Glen Chass; only surviving Manx speaker Ned Maddrell who lives in the parish and is president of Yn Çheshaght Ghailckagh; international interest in recordings of Ned Maddrell speaking Manx; the Chasms, Spanish Head, Black Head and Bradda Head; pastimes available in the parish such as rock-climbing, bird watching, fishing, walking, motor-racing, wildlife, boating and yachting, surfing and swimming; Manx place names, their origins and meaning; the Howe; tradition of asking preachers to tea after services and tells an anecdote about a parishioner telling her vicar about having 'locust' preachers visit; origin and meanings of surnames such as Maddrell, Karran, Keggin and Quine.

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

Language: English

Extent: 7 min. 31 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0053/9

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Subject tags : #UOSH


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