Sunday, 1 September 2013

Island at War – Port Erin

On the first weekend we were here there was one of the popular WWII events held here on the Isle of Man.  Like most of these events held across Britain, it was mainly based around the steam railway. The Steam Railway runs from Douglas in the north to Port Erin in the south.

On Saturday we planned on going to Port Erin for a look see, even though the main happenings were in Douglas that day (moving to Port Erin on Sunday).

Unfortunately, the weather decided not to play.  It was bleak, windy and foggy, but that didn’t stop us getting out and about. I know, windy and foggy don’t seem to go together, but that is what there was.  There was even surf at the usually quiet Port St Mary – with surfers.

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The engine was just topping up its water before hooking up to the carriages to head back to Douglas.

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People are encouraged to dress up for the era.

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Mick was fascinated with the armoury protecting the station.

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The Shuttleworth Snap replica was on hand, as it often is.

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There were also a few old vehicles on display.

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Of course, you can’t see any vehicle in the next photo, it is so well camouflaged.

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After we had our look around we headed off to the folk village of Cregneash, where they were having displays featuring the contributions made by the land army girls.

We’ll just follow this lovely old bus.

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See you there.

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