Monday 29th June


The Isle of Man Queenie Festival would like to thank EMCS Group for their sponsorship of Fishing in the past. EMCS Group Isle of Man
Fishing in the Past - A History of Port St Mary’s Fishing Heritage. Location: Mount Tabor Hall Port St Mary Start Time: 6pm Adults: £2 Children Under 12: FREE Brian Goldie is organising a photographic display in Mount Tabor hall "A Day In The Life of Port St Mary" the Southern Photographic Club were commissioned in millennium year 1979 to follow the village through a typical day from the bread going in the oven at Faragher's bakery to the last man swaying out of the Albert, this will show the many changes that have occurred and highlight how important fishing was to the community. The photo display will remain open at mount tabor until Wednesday night to allow people time to view it at their leisure. There will be a cordoned off area at mount tabor where our fisheries minister Phil Gawne has organised traditional music and dance, there will also be stalls selling food and refreshments and showing skills used in the industry in bygone years. As part of the evening there will be a walking re-enactment reflecting on the changing aspects of the industry through the years showing the importance of the Mackerel and Herring industry and the emergence of the Manx Queenie fishery following the closure of the Irish Sea Herring grounds. People should register for the walk on arrival and they will then be given a start time, the walk will take approximately 1 hour and the cost will be £2.00 for adults and free for children. Make sure you are early to register for the walk as places may be limited. The Albert will be hosting a Manx language evening courtesy of Adrian Cain no doubt accompanied by the odd local brew !! All in all a great opener for the Isle of Man Queenie Festival and a way in which everyone in the village can play their part.
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