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'Know Your Parish' talk by John Quilliam about Malew

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Date(s): after 1967 and before 1979

Scope & Content: John Quilliam talks about how Malew got its name from Saint Lupus or Saint Luwa; how it is the largest parish in the sheading of Rushen with Castletown and Ballasalla; geographical size and the boundaries; how many English names were introduced including Red Gap, Red Meadow, Dunn River; royalty-derived place names such as Queen Street, Victoria Road, Elizabeth Rise, Alexander Road; ancient place names; origins of local surnames including Kinnish, Kermode, Gelling, Cretney, Kinrade.

He tells a story about a farmer's wife who while churning with a horse-drawn mechanism forgot to disconnect the horse, the cream was scattered all over the dairy and Charlie the horse was never trusted again!

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

Language: English

Extent: 9 min. 9 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0053/7

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