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100 years of Port St Mary

A fishing fleet at Port St Mary Harbour, c.1882. Picture Credit: MNH

Historians on hunt for treasured items

Members of the Rushen Heritage Trust are setting out on an ambitious project to document a history of Port St Mary over the last hundred years.

Local historian John W. Qualtrough and the Trust's Staffan Overgaard are looking to build a complete picture of the village, using people's memories and archival material.

They say the port can be viewed as a 'mini-Isle of Man' with its own fishing and farming industries, lime kilns, quarries, and tourism sector.

Mr Qualtrough has collected over 160,000 local artifacts which will act as a base for their research, and Mr Overgaard is hoping others will come forward to join the project.

Both hope they can uncover something new about the village.

If you'd like to help out with the project you can email the trust at rushenht@gmail.com

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