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5 hours ago, pongo said:

Why is Cregneash more valued than 1930s council housing as a record of how people used to live?

 

5 hours ago, manxman1980 said:

Scarcity value .  How many places like Cregneash remain in existence and how many 1930's council housing stock are still in use?

Masses of Cregneash era rural housing stock remains in existence. It's just that it over the years it has typically been modernised, extended, decorated and generally improved.

I doubt that any affordable public housing from the mid 20th century has been preserved as it was lived in - as a record of how people lived. Or even much else which would have been contemporary with Cregneash (most people did not live like that by the 19th century).

Cregneash is about a way of life which was seen by the 1930s as essentially quaint

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All good points. I still do wonder where all the cash comes from? It seems to be spent like it is never likely to run out. But even then, when money is being spent on bridges over Glen Wyllin, yet the

IT LOOKS A SHAMBLES

Well they are obviously planning on opening a Mercedes Bus museum in 2080 with a fantastic display of every model ever manufactured.

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2 hours ago, pongo said:

Cregneash is about a way of life which was seen by the 1930s as essentially quaint

Especially the van parked on the road that is falling to bits - surprised the bobbies haven't collared that but perhaps they don't go up there too often....

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35 minutes ago, Apple said:

Especially the van parked on the road that is falling to bits - surprised the bobbies haven't collared that but perhaps they don't go up there too often....

HaHa. It's been there for years. It's become a heritage feature all of its own. 

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It's sad testiment to the testing policy. As long as you keep taxing it it's legal. Even if it's clearly rotting away and will never be legal, roadworthy or run again
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On the topic of heritage I think the other element that needs acknowledging is that for people living in the UK they may have to travel some distance to see the variety of heritage attractions that we have here on the Isle of Man.

Think about your holidays in the UK and try and identify anywhere that contains the amount of heritage attractions that the Isle of Man does in the same area.  The only place that would spring to mind is London for the density of attractions.  York may also be a good shout but that is about all that spring to mind.

Sure the UK often has "bigger" and "better" attractions but they are not only so easily accessible.  I think that the concentration here means that we as residents actually undervalue them and don't appreciate them as it is part of our daily lives.

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1 hour ago, manxman1980 said:

On the topic of heritage I think the other element that needs acknowledging is that for people living in the UK they may have to travel some distance to see the variety of heritage attractions that we have here on the Isle of Man.

This is very true.  The one comment you get most consistently, talking to people visiting the Island for the first time, is just how surprised they are by the variety of the place and how concentrated it is.  This applies both to the things to see, but also to the landscape.  Because we see it all the time, we don't really appreciate how unusual it is.

The thing they normally say is that they wish they had booked a longer holiday and they discovered all sorts of things are here that they missed for lack of time.  We sell the place short when we market it as a short-break destination.

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On 11/18/2020 at 6:57 AM, asitis said:

Given that tourism is a very small part of the islands GDP how much should we spend on "Heritage" ?

 

You've set your agenda out in that very first sentence.

Heritage isn't just about tourism.  It's about where you live and have lived your life, where you have been brought up, where your offspring and your ancestors live and have lived. Heritage is a part of your soul, and the built and physical environment is very much a part of that soul too. If you feel it is not then you don't have a soul - not one that appreciates the Island.

Go and live in a concrete box city for a bit and then think about heritage.

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24 minutes ago, Barlow said:

You've set your agenda out in that very first sentence.

Heritage isn't just about tourism.  It's about where you live and have lived your life, where you have been brought up, where your offspring and your ancestors live and have lived. Heritage is a part of your soul, and the built and physical environment is very much a part of that soul too. If you feel it is not then you don't have a soul - not one that appreciates the Island.

Go and live in a concrete box city for a bit and then think about heritage.

.... or there's a boat in the morning LOL !!

The island is a beautiful place, administered by a bunch of profligate fools who seem incapable of priorities ! I agree with your post almost in it's entirety, however with the caveat that what is wonderful to have and keep, should not take an unrealistic slice of what is vital to the welfare of the populace !

The justification by politicos of huge spending flurries on Heritage is generally "tourism", my post pointed out that that is indeed a false premise, given the amount of money raised by tourism. If push came to shove and it was a choice between Heritage and personal welfare which one would we choose ?

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2 hours ago, Declan said:

 

although it's a shithole The Lake District.

 

what now?!! can't leave that unchallenged. Why on earth do you think that? You may not agree with the "mass tourism" aspect, but it's beautiful there.

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2 minutes ago, b4mbi said:

what now?!! can't leave that unchallenged. Why on earth do you think that? You may not agree with the "mass tourism" aspect, but it's beautiful there.

I'm sure it's nice if you like hills and countryside.

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