A Victorian Visit to Castletown, Port St. Mary and Port Erin

A Victorian Visit to Castletown, Port St. Mary and Port Erin

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At the end of the 19th century, the Isle of Man was a popular tourist destination. Steamship ferries brought visitors from Liverpool, Whitehaven, Fleetwood, Greenock, Glasgow and Belfast. To help them make the most of their stay, travel guides were published which provided information about the towns and villages, places to visit, walks, excursions, history, geology, the weather .... in fact just about everything a visitor would want or need to know. This 50 page booklet reproduces pages from Black's Guide to the Isle of Man, published in 1888, relating to the south of the island and seventeen photographs of the same area taken between 1880 and 1920, plus a general history of the whole island. The detail provided by the text is quite remarkable, with historical facts, folklore, directions to places of interest in the vicinity and suggested walks. The photographs and the text complement each other and enable us to travel back in time to visit this small but historically rich British isle.
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.3mm | 131.54g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151482809X
  • 9781514828090