Laxey 2012 – ten years on

Laxey & Garff was the second place on the Island to be revisited to examine changes over the last decade.

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At the end of July 2022 we visited over 60 businesses and shop fronts in the village of Laxey, and the wider sheading of Garff. Immense thanks go to Pete Burgess and Martin Royle of Garff Commissioners’ Office for their help and support throughout the project. Their contribution made the job easier, and the results better.

Once again we are grateful to Culture Vannin and Garff Commissioners who financed the project as they did ten years ago under their former organisations of Manx Heritage Foundation and Laxey Commissioners. We celebrate their foresight in contributing to the recording of social and economic change in local commercial activity, which will be appreciated for generations to come.

Garff Commissioners
Culture Vannin logo
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Same Portraits…

We captured 6 people in the same place as ten years earlier

Laxey Woollen Mills & Hodgson Loom Gallery2022-10-13T16:25:13+01:00
Laxey Woollen Mills Glen Road, Laxey IM4 7AR
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New Businesses…

1/4 of photographed businesses are new in the last ten years

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New Location…

Three businesses moved location in the last ten years

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New owner/manager…

Almost 10% changed ownership or management

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Same businesses

Just over half of shop fronts were same business in the same place

Green Valley Country Supplies2022-10-14T13:00:36+01:00
Green Valley Farm Supplies
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Vacant premises

We found 8 vacant premises

Vacant – Now residential2023-01-30T12:37:24+00:00
Vacant shop New Road, Laxey IM4
Former Craigmooar Tea Rooms2022-10-13T08:24:12+01:00
Craigmooar Tea Rooms Tent Road, Laxey IM4 7DB
Former Glen House Residential Home2022-10-06T15:29:37+01:00
Former Glen House Residential Home