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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Gordon Bennett trials, May 1904. First ever car race on Isle of Man

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Local Fisherman On Niarbyl Beach

"Niarbyl" , 1/07/13 by David Brooker

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Seven Pinterest Ideas For Estate Agents

Using social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn to help build real estate marketing is nothing new. But Pinterest — a relative newcomer to the social media world — might prove the most valuable social medium for real estate agents.

For those that don't know, Pinterest allows users to "pin" images and videos they like online  to individual pin boards. Friends can easily see those pins and share them. It's got a strong social aspect but also — and maybe more importantly — Pinterest is powerful because it drives more traffic to websites and blogs than Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or YouTube (study by Simply Measured). With 25 million users,  the potential for exposure is huge for real estate agents as well as home buyers on Pinterest.

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Outlook for house buying brightest in 14 years

Surveyors are more confident of an imminent increase in house sales than at any time since 1999 in a “clear sign that market confidence is being restored”.

June data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, published today, is strongly positive across several measures, with a majority of Rics members reporting house price rises and increased buyer enquiries.
But the most striking data concerned surveyors’ predictions of future activity. A net balance of 45pc of respondents, up from 36pc in May, said they expected sales to rise in the next three months. This was “the most positive reading in this series’ 14-year history”, Rics reported.

A raft of house market statsitics from various sources have shown marked improvement over the past year, but Rics’ Housing Market Survey - which is the oldest and regarded as one of the most authoritative - has only turned positive on several key measures in recent months.

Peter Bolton King, global residential director at Rics, said “We are finally starting to see what looks like the beginning of a recovery”. This had come after what “seemed a very long wait,” he said, but cautioned: “It is important to remember that activity levels still remain depressed by historic standards, but the various initiatives designed to encourage the provision of finance into the market do appear to be paying dividends.”

A net balance of 23pc of surveyors expected prices to rise, June’s report found, “fuelled by increasing numbers of prospective buyers returning to the markets.”

Dalby Bunker For Sale £50k

Credit:  Chrystals

A very unusual offering. A World War 2 radio/transmission/receiver bunker in glorious west coast position. Constructed of brick and reinforced concrete and covered in soil/grass that was used for camouflage. Main radio hall 35ft x 24ft with 14ft ceiling hight with additional hallways and storerooms. Vehicular access over right of way from Dalby Village. good size grass area to rear. Hardstanding to front.


LOBBY 16’4 x 9’11 (4.98m x 3.02m)

HALL 24’8 x 6′ (7.52m x 1.83m)

RADIO ROOM 35′ x 24′ (10.67m x 7.32m)

14ft to ceiling. ‘Blast’ door to West.

STORE 24′ x 4’10 (7.32m x 1.47m)


The enclosed land registry plan shows the freehold property edged in red. The Bunker has right of way over the land marked blue and orange. Shaded brown is an underground sewage treatment facility, owned by Isle Of Man Government. Marked yellow is the right of way for the Sewage authority to access the land shaded brown.

N.B In the first instance , please view externally.


Internal viewings will be carried out in late July via an ‘open hour’ format. Please register your interest via the agent on 623778.

PLANNING Interested parties should make there own enquires via the planning authority.



From Peel head South along the West Coast through Patrick and Glen Maye Villages. Proceed on to Dalby Village. In the centre of the Village there is a wooden gate on your right leading onto a Tarmac Road – The road is identified as blue on the enclosed plan. The lane is separately owned but the Bunker has right of way to pass over. Please park in the Village and access on foot if viewing independently from the agent.

No mains services are connected.

Vacant possession on completion.

The company do not hold themselves responsible for any expenses which may be incurred in visiting the same should it prove unsuitable or have been let, sold or withdrawn.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Dalby Heritage Exhibition

A three-day heritage exhibition takes place at St James’ Church in Dalby from July 5 to July 7.

‘Reflections on a village through photos and flowers’ will bring together a collection of photos, artefacts and memorabilia gathered from the people of Dalby.

The exhibition will look at the aspects of community life in Dalby, where villagers were described in one 19th century tourist guide as ‘not far removed from the wild beast and boar’.

The church and schoolrooms will be open from 11am to 5pm with refreshments, including home cooked lunches and teas served throughout the day, as well as home made soups and sandwiches, cakes, coffee, cream teas and traditional Manx fare.

Local minister at the church, Cheryl Cousins, said: ‘It’s really exciting how many people have got involved.’
‘Over the last month folk have been rooting through attics and old collections and been making digital copies for safe keeping, we’ve found articles and artefacts, personal pictures and have been loaned images from people who once had family in these parts

‘It’s been fantastic how people have responded, to date we’ve managed to weave together a series of small stations that will depict different aspects of Dalby life and history, with one area reflecting our community today,’ added Cheryl.

‘It’s something we’ve been talking about doing for years, and, it seems, will continue to do for some time still to come as we seem slightly avalanched with information!’

‘Over the last couple of years we’ve also been talking to folk about their personal memories and some of these will be on display, as will comments from our community about life in Dalby today,’ she says.

‘We hope that this will develop into a more permanent exhibition after we’ve done more research, and found the funding to get the basement dry enough to house it!’

There will also be an anniversary songs of praise at 6.30pm at the church on July 7, with the Manx choir, Cliogaree Twoaie.