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Port Lewaigue history revealed by volunteers

A little-known piece of the Isle of Man's tourist history has been revealed by volunteers from a local company.

The Port Lewaigue promenade is one of the few remnants of an ambitious scheme to link the village with Ramsey and develop a holiday resort.

A team from Lombard Manx undertook voluntary work with Manx National Heritage's Sites and Monument Department to clear brambles and scrub and restore the nineteenth century feature to some of its former glory.

The promenade was only a small part of Ramsey architect George Kay's plans, which included a bathing creek and a hotel on the headland at Gob-ny-Rona, but it all fell victim to the collapse of Dumbell's Bank in early 1900.

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