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

Same Portraits…

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


New Businesses…

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


New Location…

Three businesses moved location in the last ten years


New owner/manager…

Almost 10% changed ownership or management


Same businesses

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

The Corn Mill Tea Room and Restaurant2022-10-13T10:08:41+01:00
The Corn Mill Tea Room and Restaurant Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL

Vacant premises

We found 8 vacant premises