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Interview with Mrs Marjorie Inman about her holidays in the Isle of Man, 1933-1950s

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Date(s): 1 May 1996

Creator(s): Manx Heritage Foundation

Scope & Content: Marjorie Inman talks to John Beckerson about her holidays in the Isle of Man. Marjorie talks about her first trip on 28 June 1933 for a fortnight’s honeymoon in The Towers hotel, Port Erin; boat from Liverpool to Douglas and the train to Port Erin; hotel food; bathing in the sea at Port Erin; walking to Spanish head and Bradda Head; plaice spawning; watching the sunset; playing tennis; Collinson’s café; walking to Cregneash and Spanish Armada rumour about Cregneash villagers; island coach trip; boat trip to the Calf of Man; Thrift shop; theatre (summer production); dances in hotels.

She talks about her childhood holidays in Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington, Bournemouth and the Isle of Man; Isle of Man holiday in 1945 with husband and son after the Second World War staying at the Waverley, Port Erin (The Towers unfit after use by internees); Waverley owners, Rev. Claude and Olive McFee; sight-seeing by motorcar; going to museums; hotel rooms; rationed food; Manx kippers; annual holiday at the Waverley; Olive McFee's sister; most visitors from Leeds staying in Douglas horse trams; travel by boat (Liverpool and Heysham) and aeroplane (Leeds, Holyhead); opinion of island as unique, beautiful and friendly.

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Administration / Biographical History: Marjorie Inman was born 25 March 1911. John Beckerson, researcher, born 1974.

Language: English

Extent: 34 min. 42 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0001/12

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Subject tags : #UOSH, #UOSHHolidays


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