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Latest news

There will be a New Year lunch on Sunday 26 January at 12noon. To be held at the Talk of the Town, Nobles Park, Douglas. Advance booking can be made through Pauline Johns-Garrett.

Members are welcome to bring guests with them.

We have now published a list of member's surname interests which will be updated regularly.

The Society now has a group on Facebook which anyone can join. Group members will post updates on the people they are interested in contacting and information will also be published in the journal.

2020 Programme of Events

Our events and talks are free to attend. Non-members are also very welcome. You can read about the previous events here.

  • 17th January - John Kelly ‘The Steam Packet and its’ Rivals’ and EGM
  • 21st February - Dr Tim Grass ‘The Manx Church and the Protestant Reformation: What really happened?’
  • 20th March - Anne Craine ‘From Maughold to Mysore’
  • 17th April - Bob Carswell ‘William Kennish, Inventor, Poet and Explorer’
  • 15th May - Sue King ‘From Kings to Innkeepers, Stories of Life at Ballaragh’
  • 19th June - Outing to Glen Dhoo, details to follow
  • 5th July - Tynwald Day
  • 17th July - Andrew Langan-Newton ‘25 Athol Street to Fort Anne, Cains Advocates- The History of a Manx Legal Dynasty’
  • 21st August - Members Evening
  • 18th September - Tony Brown ‘Photos of a Changed Castletown’
  • 16th October - AGM
  • 20th November - Chris Callow ‘The Cowleys of Crammag and The Close’