Port St Mary 2013 – ten years on

Port St Mary is the fourth place on the Island to be revisited to examine changes over the last decade.

Over the Easter period 2023 we visited all visible businesses in the village of Port St Mary to photograph them and collected some basic information about their business. Comparisons are made with ten years ago. Click on the images to see the changes.

We are grateful to Culture Vannin, Port St Mary Commissioners and Manx Ocean who funded the Port St Mary project this time. 

Bernadette Williams MBE – Chair of Commissioners said:

“Port St Mary Commissioners are delighted to support this project detailing life in Port St Mary and the changes over the last 10 years, it’s fantastic to see many businesses still going strong with some valuable additions also. 

Port St Mary is a beautiful village full of character, which Chris has captured well.  We look forward to seeing further improvements again in another 10 years”.

Breesha Maddrell for Culture Vannin said:

“Culture Vannin has been delighted to support a project which continues to document the changing face of the Island. It’s particularly fascinating to see the ten year comparison for some of the places captured. Just as we are intrigued when we look back even ten years, we know that future generations will find this online archive very precious indeed.”



Same Portraits…

In 13 places we captured some of the same people as ten years earlier

Port St Mary Commissioners (outdoor staff)2023-04-21T13:54:43+01:00
Port St Mary Commissioners - Martin Booth, Mike Kinvig
Andrea’s, formerly Bel Cibo2023-04-19T14:51:50+01:00
Studio 42 Picture Framing and Gallery2023-04-19T11:02:32+01:00
Studio 42 Eban Carswell
PSM Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic2023-04-19T16:37:00+01:00
PSM Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic-3
Tiddleywinks Nursery School2023-04-25T14:41:04+01:00
Tiddleywinks Nursery School
Port St Mary Commissioners (office staff)2023-04-21T11:48:16+01:00
Port St Mary Commissioners - Darleen Greenwood, Hayley Kinvig, Paula Smith

New Businesses…

More than 1/3 of photographed businesses are new in the last ten years

Torden Stores & Post Office2023-04-20T11:48:59+01:00
Torden Stores-Vicky East and David East
New restaurant & tea rooms2023-04-20T13:26:18+01:00
Corner building site restaurant and tea rooms-1

Same businesses

Less than half of shop fronts were the same business as in 2013

Port St Mary Lifeboat Station2023-04-18T14:44:00+01:00
Port St Mary Lifeboat Station-1
Port St Mary Dental Practice2023-04-20T09:51:13+01:00
Port St Mary Dental Martyn Dyson

Vacant premises

We found 11 business had closed or moved away since 2013

The Pavilion Café and Restaurant & Golf Club2023-04-19T15:54:45+01:00
Pavilion (closed) and Golf Club
JMF Carpentry and Joinery (closed)2023-04-21T10:20:35+01:00
JMF Carpentry and Joinery Unit 4B Park Road, Port St Mary
David Glover Upholsterers (closed)2023-04-19T11:31:17+01:00
Former David Glover Upholsterers-1
(Former) Port St Mary Fish and Chips2023-04-19T16:18:24+01:00
Beauty Couture
Chutney Port (closed), formerly Rasoi2023-04-20T12:22:00+01:00
Chutney Port

All Businesses

Port St Mary Commissioners (outdoor staff)2023-04-21T13:54:43+01:00
Port St Mary Commissioners - Martin Booth, Mike Kinvig