Tag Archives: Cregneash

Telephone Box, Cregneash.

This telephone box has caused quite a stir amongst manx residents. This is one of six phone boxes which the local telephone company are planning to remove as they are “unprofitable”. These days with mobile phones, people dont need or very rarely need to use phone boxes but the sad thing with this particular one and the reason residents are upset is because this one is in the small working museum of Cregneash and is a very popular attraction to visitors for photographs as it is the tradional red colour which is becoming quite rare. The other unusual thing about this phone box is that for many years it used to be green which really did make it quite unique. The questions we all want the answers to now are………..will it stay or will it go and if it stays will it go back to green? Watch this space!

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Telephone-box-Cregneash-© www.iomphotography.com

Thatched Cottage, Cregneash.

This is a traditional thatched manx stone cottage in the quaint village of Cregneash in the South of the Island. Cregneash is a mix of tiny private and working cottages as this is a working museum consisting of a farm which uses the original old farming machinery and horses to pull the ploughs, tiny working cottages demonstrating different skills used in the 19th and early 20th century such as thatching, spinning, weaving, wood turning, black- smithing and a range of skills used in the growing and preparation of food. There is a cafe and lovely trails and walks including farm trails and coastal footpaths. Cregneash is a fantastic day out for all the family and also for wonderful picturesque walks.

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New-Thatch Cregneash-© www.iomphotography.com

Visitors can see demonstrations with horse drawn equipment, thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf
thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf
thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf
thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf
thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf
thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf

Harry Kelly’s Cottage at Cregneash Village Folk Museum

Took this image whilst walking around Cregneash Village Folk Museum on a lovely May afternoon. Cregneash is a living museum which was set up in 1938, when Harry Kelly’s cottage was restored and opened up to the public. This village is a site of Manx Traditions and way of life.

Harry Kelly's Cottage - © iomphotography.com