Shiaght Laa 4th March 2021
Thursday, March 4th, 2021 - 25 minutes
We join the ceremony to present the Island's highest cultural award, the Reih Bleeaney Vanannan, to Peter Kelly, MBE, CP. As part of the award, Peter requested that £500 be donated by Culture Vannin for the use of the Baillie Scott-designed Onchan Village Hall. We hear Chair of Culture Vannin, Chris Thomas, MHK reading the citation; Vice-Chair, Marlene Maska, MLC presenting the cheque for £500 to Peter Cory on behalf of the Onchan Village Hall, who replies; and, after hearing from Peter Kelly himself, Marlene Maska presents him with a certificate designed by Julia Ashby Smythe. Afterwards, we hear Peter Kelly talking about Onchan Village Hall and about how his two life-long pursuits of history and architecture came about.