The Archive Room
If you’re interested in Island history, if you can’t resist a good story, and if you like meeting great characters, then you’ll love everything in The Archive Room! Real stories, told by the people who were there - using Manx Radio archive recordings to explore every aspect of Island life in years gone by.
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THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 26 OCTOBER 2023
Thursday, 26 October 2023
Hollantide, adventures with a chimney pot, and send for Tommy when it soots you .... it's all in this week's visit to Manx Radio's Store of Gems!
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 19 OCTOBER 2023
Thursday, 19 October 2023
Working with a 1940's tape recorder, and meeting the Little People - just a couple of the stories from this week's meander down memory lane .....
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 12 OCTOBER 2023
Thursday, 12 October 2023
A well-equipped kitchen, a family-friendly farmhouse, and how to thatch a roof - we're at home in The Archive Room this week!
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 5 OCTOBER 2023
Thursday, 5 October 2023
Herrings, kippers, childhood memories and some interesting cookery tips - join us in Peel this week!
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 28 SEPTEMBER 2023
Thursday, 28 September 2023
John Kennaugh takes us back to the time when bringing in the harvest was done with very little machinery, lots of hard work - and timeless traditions!
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 21 SEPTEMBER 2023
Thursday, 21 September 2023
We're back for an autumn amble through the archives - Leonora Smallwood, Captain Jack Ronan and Mabel Bean are the stars tonight - and can you guess the mystery voice?
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 29 JUNE 2023
Friday, 30 June 2023
In this collection of gems from the archives - Station Masters share their stories, a Policeman thumbs a lift, and a Sulby childhood is fondly remembered
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 22 JUNE 2023
Thursday, 22 June 2023
We're ablaze in The Archive Room tonight - stories of putting out fires - and getting them going .. listen to this, and you'll never drink rum!
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 15 JUNE 2023
Tuesday, 13 June 2023
Master storyteller Ian Qualtrough introduces us to Aunt May, Alfonso Craine, Fred (and the borrowed bike) and a host of other great characters - too good to stay hidden in the Archive Room!
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 8 JUNE 2023
Friday, 9 June 2023
Riding in the TT Races - but not as we know it! Great stories of how they made the classic Formby film No Limit
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 1 JUNE 2023
Friday, 2 June 2023
Going to the cinema, managing a cinema - and helping to make a film - all the stories are here - from the days when our palaces of entertainment were "packed to suffocation!"
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 25 MAY 2023
Sunday, 28 May 2023
Flitters, the cane, and getting that first proper job - just a few great stories as Donald Gelling looks back over his early life - and Robert Hendry knows the cost of taking your barrel organ to town!
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 18 MAY 2023
Thursday, 18 May 2023
The long arm of the law - but not as WE know it! Hector Duff and Arthur Underhill share stories of life in the Island's Police Force in the '30's and 40's
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 12 JANUARY 2023
Thursday, 12 January 2023
Travel back in time on the railway -meet characters in Glen Maye and Cregneash - and Owl' Bobby-Bob too!
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 5 JANUARY 2023
Thursday, 5 January 2023
Mona Douglas recalls Old Christmas Day customs , and 3 men - including Harvey Briggs - share their snow stories!
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 23 DECEMBER 2022
Friday, 23 December 2022
John Kennaugh, Noel Cringle and Dot Tilbury are amongst the stars of this festive meander down Manx memory lane
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 22 DECEMBER 2022
Thursday, 22 December 2022
A collection of thoughts, stories and nostalgia taken from the shelf marked CHRISTMAS
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 15 DECEMBER 2022
Thursday, 15 December 2022
Adventures in Post Office world with Irene Curphey and Norman Barron - and a legendary baker looks back ...
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 8 DECEMBER 2022
Thursday, 8 December 2022
We're back - with more gems from the Manx Radio Archive! Great stories told by the people who were there.
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 22 SEPTEMBER 2022
Thursday, 22 September 2022
Music legend Douglas Buxton shares stories of seaside entertainment - and more - from the early 1900's
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 15 SEPTEMBER 2022
Friday, 16 September 2022
Remembering Douglas Buxton and other big names in Manx music from years gone by
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 8 SEPTEMBER 2022
Thursday, 8 September 2022
A host of great characters tell their stories of a Douglas we'll never see again
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 1 SEPTEMBER 2022
Thursday, 1 September 2022
Another selection of stories of Manx life in years gone by - told by the people who were there
THE ARCHIVE ROOM - 25 AUGUST 2022
Friday, 26 August 2022
Stories of Island life from years gone by, told by the people who where there
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Friday, 19 August 2022
The Dalby Spook - a really good story? or a really good hoax ?