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The Last Bulgam Miner

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  1. He's certainly been to RADA. What a performance. Should audition for Manx Legion Players.
  2. Ah, Christian Values. What a loaded statement. One doesnt have to research very far back to discover what these mean. In the present day, the pedo priests were hiding behind christian values. As recently as 1775 the Archbishop of Canterbury approved the burning of the last witch to be executed in England. Oh, why go on....... Millions have died over the last 2,000 years in the cause of upholding Christian values, One should alway treat with suspicion any person or organisation who promotes themselves with this phrase.
  3. Regarding the memorial service last night, it was very moving. but it was disgraceful that at the conclusion, the mayor walked out without acknowledging the families of the dead. I didnt see anyone from the council or government speak to the families. They were just there to be seen and associated with an event they never were involved with. Summerland veteran.
  4. They should be seen I think. There are lots of clips on You tube; Start with this one:
  5. A very moving story quilp, and I hope it conveys to folk to whom Summerland is just a name, how everyone, the whole community, was touched by this tragedy. As I said, there will be hundreds of stories because a lot of people are still alive who had to deal with the consequences. As for St Georges Bar, I was working there the week after the fire , upstairs was turned into an incident room, while the bodies were kept downstairs. They were their for nearly a week I think. Nothing could hide the smell. The bodies were only wrapped in plastic sheeting, there were no body bags in t
  6. Most of the flack was taken by the chief fire officer who signed the building off as being safe. He got sacked That is a very bold statement cheeky boy can you please quote your evidence! I think Butch may be right. http://home.ubalt.ed...summerland.html Quote: Rohm and Haas, the manufacturers of Oroglas, themselves state that "There is no building code in America which would allow it [Oroglas] to be used overall as it was at the Summerland centre. A structure like that would just not have been allowed in America." U.S. fire codes require a comprehensive sprinkler system to be install
  7. Thought that more would have picked up this. Obviously elderly contributors of manx heritage are rather scarce on this forum. although there are a lot of crabs contributing. I've been educated in England, so I have adjusted my language to better communicate with the 95% of this island's population who happen to be comeovers from across. Educated in England. Your communications skills are certainly superior to your maths. Or did you pick 95% with a pin?
  8. Mmmm Not sure what the definition of freelancing is. If they are paid by the government then....... or take government positions........
  9. I am afraid I can not give any further details. The police are dealing with it now and I hope that a result can be made public later. Best regards, Steven Thats a yes then. Oops
  10. You are totaly correct. Politicians have had very little power. In the past 20 years the civil service have taken over governing on the Island.
  11. How could they have met at work if they work in different buildings? I don't know exactly how many people got their jobs because they were related (by blood or marriage) to individuals already in the managerial class of the civil service, but I'd wager quite a few. It is certainly remarkable the number of new people I have seen join the civil service who just mysteriously happen to have a relative high up in the managerial class. There's definitely a lot of dodgy backroom shenanigans involved. It's totally corrupt. And lets not forget the numerous retired police officers (retireme
  12. Thought that more would have picked up this. Obviously elderly contributors of manx heritage are rather scarce on this forum. although there are a lot of crabs contributing.
  13. It is normal practice to have a 40th anniversary after 40 years has passed. It avoids confusion.
  14. As far as I'm aware no Manx boats fish for fish as stocks are all but depleted. So scallop dredge instead. You need to find a friendly angler. There are a few around who catch callig (pollack) for the local market.
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