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100 year old Gran has never been off the island

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I remember reading years ago about a 100 year old blacksmith from Colby who had been to Douglas once, Peel a few times and never left the island as 'Colby is the best place in the world'.

 

How nice to be so contented and sure. Happy 100th Birthday!

 

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Chap who tended my mother's garden near Ramsey had never seen the airport until my mother took him down there one day, by that time he was in his 80's and had also never been off-Island.

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I'm sure we'd all agree Vee Dub, but that would've been fairly common just a few generations ago. You'd have found similar throughout Britain too, particularly in rural areas. Travel is a fairly modern idea.

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What a waste of a life.

 

Says he who has never left the Rovers ;)
I've seen most of the world my friend. Done things you probably only dream about.
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What a waste of a life.

Says he who has never left the Rovers wink.png
I've seen most of the world my friend. Done things you probably only dream about.

 

I was joking, but same here :)

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What a waste of a life.

Says he who has never left the Rovers wink.png
I've seen most of the world my friend. Done things you probably only dream about.

 

 

Oi! Wotchit Mate! That's my line...

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Aww man, I came here to make the C-beams glittering in the dark joke!

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What a waste of a life.

Says he who has never left the Rovers ;)
I've seen most of the world my friend. Done things you probably only dream about.

What have you seen Albert?

Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion?

C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate?

I"ve seen attack ships on fire, marshalled at Keppel Gate, and saw two horses shagging in Maughold.
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Lol, the way it's going there'll be more like her in years to come.

 

Won't be able to AFFORD to get off the island....

 

But that'll suit local politicians...keep'em blinkered.. 😅

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What a waste of a life.

Says he who has never left the Rovers wink.png
I've seen most of the world my friend. Done things you probably only dream about.

What have you seen Albert?

 

Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion?

C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate?

 

Albert has seen his arse....again.

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