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New heritage street signs tell the stories behind their names

Tue, 11 Aug 2020

Rushen Heritage Trust and Port St Mary Commissioners have teamed up to launch a heritage scheme which tells the story behind how a street or road got its name.

The first nine 'names' are in place now, with more to follow over the coming year. 

Each sign gives the name in Manx and English, along with background as to why a location is so named.

The information on the names was researched as part of the book Living with the Sea, published by Rushen Heritage Trust in October 2019. Co-written by 10 volunteer authors, it tells the history of Port St Mary and its people from 1829-1979.

The joint project sees Rushen Heritage Trust cover the cost of this first batch of street names. The signs for the rest of the street names around the village will be supplied by the Commissioners, with the Trust supplying the explanatory text.


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