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Shiaght Laa 24th September 2020

Shiaght Laa

Thursday, September 24th, 2020 - 25 minutes

James Kewley Ward became hugely rich in North America. Amongst his many philanthropic acts for the people of his native land, he had a library built and furnished on the site of his birthplace in Peel. Current librarian Gemma Quilliam tells us about the modern services available in the beautiful and iconic Ward Public Library which was opened on 26th September 1907.

A popular book about Manx life was 'The Captain of the Parish' by Canon John Quine. Julie Quine has been researching his life and times and has just published 'Manx Patriot : the Life of Canon John Quine, Antiquarian, Author and 'Captain' of his Parish'.