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  1. Eleanor

    Isle of Man Antiquities in the Isle of Man

    The Isle of Man has been settled since the stone age and probably has the most artefacts for its area than anywhere else in Britain. Perhaps the most significant site is Chapel Hill at Balladoole in the south of the island, where there is evidence of Mesolithic settlement middens containing...
  2. Eleanor

    Isle of Man Laxey and its mining heritage

    Laxey began as a small close knit fishing community around the mouth of the Laxey River. There was a herring smoke house and it was also important for washing and bleaching linen cloth used in the manufacture of sails. Small scale mining began in the valley above the village. By the C19th, most...