This project is unique in the Isle of Man, and perhaps the world, in creating systematic and comprehensive photographic records of businesses and the people who work in them in whole towns and villages, and preserving them carefully for future generations to enjoy.
We have now also added a longitudinal dimension to the project and “Ten years on” photographic comparisons are now available for Peel, Laxey, Port Erin and Port St Mary.
And Ballasalla has joined the project in 2023 for its first survey.
We are grateful especially to Culture Vannin who contributed to all the “ten years on” projects. In addition, for individual projects, we had support from:
Peel Commissioners, Peel Heritage Trust, Corlett Bolton & Co; Garff Commissioners; Port Erin Commissioners, Visit Port Erin, Port St Mary Commissioners, Manx Ocean, and Malew Parish Commissioners.
We celebrate the foresight of all these groups in contributing to the recording of social and economic change in our local communities, which will be appreciated for generations to come.