SC2484 : Peel - Shore Road - The King, George Cowley

taken 14 years ago, near to Peel, Isle of Man, Great Britain

Peel - Shore Road - The King, George Cowley
Peel - Shore Road - The King, George Cowley
When I saw this very elegantly dressed fellow, I asked him if could take a photo of him. He looked a bit strange at me. Then I told him that he was the most Manx looking person I'd seen during my two visits to the Isle of Man. He laughed and said I could take a photo of him. We talked a bit after I took the photo and I learned that he was in the British Royal Navy for a number of years; retired; and portrayed a Viking King at the House of Manannan Heritage Museum in Peel, wearing a Viking helmet with horns and an animal skin, and carrying a huge broadsword. Most locals address him as "The King" when he passes by, even though he retired from his role as a Viking King. He is part Manx and part Viking. I really enjoyed my conversation with him and wished him well. I would've liked to learn more about him.
Update: Per a 2006-12-05 IOM newspaper article, George died at the age of 90.
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Wednesday, 17 September, 2003   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 6 February, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 246 842 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.4478N 4:41.4950W
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