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Harvey showed the way for a generation

 

Friends of Harvey Briggs - writer, farmer and community stalwart - say he was the role model for a generation.

Warm tributes have been made to the 94 year old - described as being 'as Manx as you can get, without being Manx' - who died on Thursday.

Harvey Briggs' regular newspaper column about Manx farming and country matters was closely followed by many in the community, over several decades.

Harvey was also respected for his community involvement, serving as Captain of the Parish of Onchan.

Manx Radio's Countryside presenter John Kennaugh says his opinion of Harvey hasn't changed since they first met as teenagers: 

 

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