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  1. Every time you post on here your complaining about the neighbours from hell who knocked down the garden wall and rebuilt it, but not to your standard. Then there was the saga of the air coditioning in your Merc which you did not want to pay for after the garage fixed it.Four years is along time to go back on anyone. There could have been oil wagons or similar backed onto it in the last four years and you have just noticed it now. Just to cheer you up I have seen cases on older properties where the compaction plate has broken the clay underground drainage pipes after laying paviors causing all sorts of serious problems

  2. Freshwater fishing is going to cost for licences and reservoir fishing requires specialist gear either fly rods, reels, line and flies or spinning rods, reels and spinners depending on which method is allowed,definately no worms on the hook. River fishing you can use all legal methods but still require a licence. Sea fishing such as off Peel breakwater would probably cost the least to set you up and have a fun day out with the chance of a mackerel or two. Suggest you call at a tackle shop and weigh up your options regarding outlay as they should be able to advise you.

  3. No sign of any cut backs today, Police at every major junction for a few push bkes. Why could not they get out TT week and do a bit of point duty when it was really needed. How much overtime has today cost in police labour costs and was todays event any benefit to the island to warrant all the police costs or could not the organisers have marshalled the event themselves.

  4. After the battle of the Alma 1854 during the Crimean War the Manx soldiers swore a pact that henceforth their firstborn sons would be named Alma. (The female name Alma stemmed from the same battle).

     

    It was also a pact that thereafter the male descendants of their firstborn sons would be named Alma.

     

    Anyone know any male Manx ....Almas?

     

    There was/is an Inkerman Faragher and the battle of Inkerman was also part of the Crimean War.

    Sorry messed that up.

    Well known Douglas accountant C. A. K. Dougherty has this name

    Maybe the tradition varied a little?

     

     

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  5. After the battle of the Alma 1854 during the Crimean War the Manx soldiers swore a pact that henceforth their firstborn sons would be named Alma. (The female name Alma stemmed from the same battle).

     

    It was also a pact that thereafter the male descendants of their firstborn sons would be named Alma.

     

    Anyone know any male Manx ....Almas?

     

    There was/is an Inkerman Faragher and the battle of Inkerman was also part of the Crimean War.

     

    Maybe the tradition varied a little?

     

     

  6. It was the home of the late Dr. Wadsworth who I believe left it to charity. I too was intrigued by the sale from one charity to another, unless it was left to both and one bought the other's half out and is now able to realise it's asset.

  7. Do the Mosley family still own farms at Bride and Ballaugh.The property at Bride is adjacent to our own Tangerine leaders home, just wondered if the politics have rubbed off. Lady Ravensdale, Oswalds daughter in law, was a charming lady and I remember her and her children holidaying over here prior to her demise.

  8. Had a day trip to Liverpool yesterday, courtesy of the NHS, and saw a couple of bendy busses in operation. On the way to the airport in rush hour on a major road out of the city a bendy bus trying to make a right turn managed to block all four roads of the junction for a few minutes.We dont have suitable roads for them in my opinion.

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