Isle of Man
How of you spent your first holiday in the Isle of Man.Just a few of the places we used to go.Summerland, the Casino and The lido.O and what about the midnight boat from Liverpool.
Started: 20th Oct 2008 at 20:04
We used to go into place called The Villiers or similar. I think there was also a bar called the Hawaiian Bar on the front near the casino. This would be around 1966-1968.
Replied: 20th Oct 2008 at 20:11
Last edited by broady: 20th Oct 2008 at 20:12:45
There was an Hawaiian Bar, but as I was 16 when I first went, I couldn't go in.
My friend and I went over for a long weekend back in 1967. We took the little train up to Fairy Glen, and all in all had a fabulous time.
The year after another friend and I went for a week and had a blast.
Great place for a holiday.
Replied: 20th Oct 2008 at 20:27
Just remembered the Falcon Cliffs, I think that you could use the lift to go to this pub.The horse drawn cart.
Replied: 20th Oct 2008 at 20:45
WENT IN 1964 ON MY HONEYMOON.SAW THE HOLLIES.AND SAW ZULU ON PICTURES.
Replied: 23rd Oct 2008 at 17:12
We used to catch the midnight boat to Douglas. spent most of the afternoons & evenings in Villa Marina & the Palace ballroom dancing to THE BIG BANDS met Cleo Lne ,she was singing with The Squadrenairs. She was about 20 then I was 16 the summer of 1952.We rode the horse tram to ONchan head-the Pleasure beach.I saw Cleo & Johnnie in Kelowna 2 yrs ago What a concert! Peter
Replied: 19th Nov 2008 at 22:53
Great memories greyowl1.
Replied: 19th Nov 2008 at 23:00
We went for 3 to 4 years in the 50s , Spent a lot of time in the Texas Bar near Onchan Head, Also the Villa Marina, remember lying on the grass in the sun listening to Ivy Benson & her all girls Band, The Darby Castle , Bowling Green Pub up Darby road, Hirering Scooters & riding round the island, Wish those day were back.
Replied: 22nd Nov 2008 at 12:35
Hi tumtingle you had to be over 21 to go into the texes bar at that time but we got in ,the Strand was the best place to go at night the Globe and Strand pubs best in the street in 57 to 60 and no Sunday opening at that time
Replied: 22nd Nov 2008 at 14:26
Went to the Isle in 1973; it was just before the Summerland Disaster. We used to go to the Underground Disco in the Summerland; the DJ was Johnnie Silvo from Holland...I shed a tear on the day Summerland caught fire...
Replied: 22nd Nov 2008 at 23:30
I've been to the Isle of Man many times. It takes me a day and a half to get over the ferry crossing, so I go on the plane now and ride someone elses bike!
Replied: 23rd Nov 2008 at 00:42
Been over for the Manx TT I think that was in the September of 1962 a lot of riders got killed both in the race and on mad Sunday after that year I think they change some things for safety
Replied: 23rd Nov 2008 at 10:27
Last edited by dougie: 23rd Nov 2008 at 10:30:35
Two and a quarter hours on the fast boat.£13 if you book now for June.
Replied: 23rd Nov 2008 at 17:36
Firstn holiday. Isle of Man 1939.
Stayed at Cunninhams Holiday Camp.
11 of us from Bryn Gates and Ashton and had a great time.
Three of us stayed in a bungalow I don't remember whether the rest were in bungalows or Chalets.
Good food, eat as much as you want.
Bungalow £2-9-0. All included
Chalets £2-5-0. " "
I believe the camp was a POW camp during the war.
I don't know what happened after that.
I still have photos of the gang.
Replied: 25th Nov 2008 at 19:23
Norman , I remember my uncle Tommy Chisnall talking about going to Cunninghams camp with David Tabiner & others, By the way were you related to Jake Prior From Simms Road,
Replied: 25th Nov 2008 at 19:34
I believe Jake Prior was a cousin or 2nd cousin to my father. I met him a few times when we went in the Simms Rd Inn.
That was just after the war years.
Even though I lived in Middleton M/C.We used to come over regularly to Downhall Green.
Replied: 25th Nov 2008 at 22:02
There was also Tommy Prior. my dad's cousin lived at Simms Rd ends.
He will be dead and gone by now and having been away so long I don't know if any offsprings are in that area
Replied: 26th Nov 2008 at 15:54
Norman, I know that Jakes Grandson lives in Bryn but he dosen't post on here as far as i know,
Replied: 27th Nov 2008 at 14:48
Me and my wife and kids were in Summerland the week before it burnt down. That was the first and last time on the I.O.M.
Replied: 27th Nov 2008 at 16:33
I was there at the same time Frank. Did you go the horse drawn tram?.
Replied: 27th Nov 2008 at 22:06
Hi Brendan we did yeah,novel experience
Replied: 28th Nov 2008 at 16:53
Ignore doubled up
Replied: 28th Nov 2008 at 16:53
Last edited by frankwalford: 28th Nov 2008 at 16:54:42
Used to get off the midnight boat, straight into the cafe for breakfeast.I was there one time frank with, Johnny Evans and Walt Stanley.
Replied: 29th Nov 2008 at 20:37
I first went to Port Erin on a school holiday in my last year at Shevington Junior School. We flew (my very first flight). It must have been around 1967. We flew from Liverpool on Cambrian airways.
We stayed at Erin house and had a great time.
Does anyone from Schvington Junior School remember the trip?
Replied: 25th Jan 2009 at 09:07
Went in 1946/7 with Roy Sherry, and Cliff Roper, the three of us still pals,(the 3 on the right of my heading pic) stayed at Cunninghams Camp, caught the midnight ferry, one of the worst trips ever, blowing a gale everyone hanging over the side, but we made up for it once we arrived.
Replied: 25th Jan 2009 at 09:33
does anyone remember smokey joes ice cream parlour at port st mary
Replied: 29th Jan 2009 at 13:41
I have a photo somewhere of my brother Clifton Green and Jack Ashurst in their first long trousers taken on the steps of the hut at Cunningham Camp
Replied: 1st Feb 2009 at 10:02
went to the isle of man in 1967, five of us aged 17 to 19 years old, fantastic time! we just up and went on the last minute, hired a tent on thursday and caught the midnight ferry friday night, camped in a farmers field outside douglas and had some great nights in the villiers pub, when asked by the girls what hotel we were staying we had to change the subject, but a great time, ahh the memories.
Replied: 9th Feb 2009 at 19:00
went to IOM in about 1962 with school (pem sec mod)was late getting there pitched tent in the grave yard at Braddon bridge church woke morning to a outdoor sermon,we pitched in wrong feild
Replied: 9th Feb 2009 at 20:39
Went to Isle of Man in 1985 for the Rugby League Charity Shield Final between Wigan and Hull. Fantastic time had by all! Remember going to the Lido and the Casino and having a pint with Henderson Gill.
Replied: 9th Feb 2009 at 22:28
Do any of you remember this place? Joe's Bar.
Left to right, Roy/Tom Sherry. Jack Nissel(Deceased.) Myself, don't know who the kid sat on the floor is, he tagged on to us nearly all week.
Replied: 5th Mar 2009 at 13:13
Last edited by fred rosbottom: 5th Mar 2009 at 13:15:03
Fred,this is my brother stood in your footsteps in Joe's bar,circa 1956.hope this works.
Replied: 9th Mar 2009 at 12:44
Yippee, done it at last.
Replied: 9th Mar 2009 at 12:54
Hi mojim, Great picture, what year was that?
Replied: 9th Mar 2009 at 13:13
It's at the top of the photo Fred roughly 1956.
Replied: 9th Mar 2009 at 14:59
Thanks mojim, missed it first time, the one of me and friends was about 10 years earlier 1946, brings back good memories.
Replied: 9th Mar 2009 at 23:02
Replied: 10th Mar 2009 at 12:12
JUST LOGGED ON WENT TO IOM 1966 TO 1969 STAYED AT THE VILLIERS HOTEL PINT OF DOUBLE DIAMOND 2 BOB IN THEM DAYS USED TO LISTEN TO RADIO CAROLINE ON THE OLD TRANNY RADIO WHILST LYING ON THE BEACH ALSO STAYED AT THE DOUGLAS BAY HOTEL ON ONCHAN HEAD BEEN DEMOLISHED NOW RODE DOWN PROM ON THE HORSE TRAM WENT TO HAWIIAN BAR GREAT DAYS WENT BACK IN 1999 HALF THE HOTELS WERE BOARDED UP WONDER IF ANYBODY HAS BEEN RECENTLY LET US KNOW.
Replied: 10th Mar 2009 at 13:22
I thought about going in June or July for a day.Just to have alook round.Not cheap,£77 in June, £40 in July.Think I will give it a miss.That is from liverpool on the boat.
Replied: 12th Mar 2009 at 21:22