SC4594 : Lamppost base in Market Square, Ramsey

taken 1 month ago, near to Ramsey, Isle of Man

Lamppost base in Market Square, Ramsey
Lamppost base in Market Square, Ramsey
Ever since I saw it in a book of flags, many many years ago, the Isle of Man logo (a triskelion, composed of three armoured legs with golden spurs, upon a red background) has been my ultimate design challenge. Now, older if no wiser, I concede it cannot be beaten!
Ramsey: a special plaice

I loved Ramsey: I loved everywhere in the Isle of Man, but I think Ramsey ticked all the Eyre Family boxes. The main town in the north, my sister's favourite part of the island, it still has that lovely homely feel that my own home town (Petersfield in Hampshire) is sadly losing. It is known as the island's agriculture town, which was my father's whole life. My mother loved the shops, of a type you sadly only get on islands now; the Isle of Wight for example. Named by the Norse as 'Wild Garlic River' in the past its harbours saw the shipping of livestock and seed. Being the most convenient harbour to England, Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia, Ramsey saw a fair few armies just passing through on their way to somewhere else.

In 1865, Ramsey became a town and at that time was at the forefront of ship building, being the first shipyard to build an oil tanker known as 'The Jane'. The town does not need to fish for coompliments. It is also known as Royal Ramsey, due to a couple of royal visits. Not to mention those two other 'Points of Eyre, the Duchess of Petersfield and Lady Basher!

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Geographical Context: Islands City, Town centre
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Basher Eyre   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 October, 2023   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 31 October, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 453 943 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:19.2789N 4:22.7754W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 453 943
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Image Type (about): close look 
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