Port Erin’s Countdown to Christmas – Saturday 5th December

PORT ERIN CHRISTMAS EVENT

SATURDAY 5th DECEMBER

A “GIFT OF GIVING” EVENT will take place at the RAILWAY STATION. Come and join our festivities, but this year, please BRING SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE ELSE

Donations to:

MSCPA      

• MANNCAT SANCTUARY                

• FOODBANK

  • MULLED WINE AND CHESTNUTS
  • FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS TREES at the Methodist Church 12 noon – 5pm
  • 2 CRAFT FAIRS IN THE VILLAGE at the ERIN ARTS CENTRE (with crafts for children) and at St CATHERINE’S HALL

 

  • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE RAILWAY STATION FROM 12.00

12.00    SOUTHERN BELLES

1.00      THE WHITEBOYS

APPROX 1.30 SANTA WILL ARRIVE.

  • POST BOX (courtesy of Thomas at Keggens ) FOR CHILDREN TO SEND THEIR LETTERS TO SANTA IF THEY WISH,
  • There will also be a chance to MEET THE MAN HIMSELF  (remember to bring your camera)

2.00 RUSHEN SILVER BAND

3.00 PEEL HANDBELL RINGERS will conclude the entertainment at the Railway Station

5.00 at the Methodist Church: “The REAL CHRISTMAS STORY” told in light hearted drama with the GIANT NATIVITY PUPPETS + music from MEADOWSIDE CHORAL SOCIETY. SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES. Followed by SOUP and BREAD ROLLS. No admission charge.   Donations to IOM  Foodbank (Southern Hub).

IT HAS BEEN AN ODD YEAR FOR US ALL   SO PLEASE COME DOWN AND HELP WITH OUR “GIFT OF GIVING “ BY SUPPORTING US, OUR ENTERTAINERS AND THOSE TRYING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSES, AFTER A VERY CHALLENGING TIME .

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

CHARLES GUARD TO OPEN NEW SEASON OF RUSHEN HERITAGE TRUST TALKS

A new season of Rushen Heritage Trust talks at the Erin Arts Centre gets underway on Monday, December 7th, with Charles Guard’s ‘Filming the Isle of Man’.

Over the last 40 years, Charles has made many videos about the history and culture of the Isle of Man. In this illustrated talk, Charles recalls some of the more amusing events that have occurred and gives an insight into the problems and pitfalls of the filming process.

The talk starts at 7.30pm (doors 7pm). Tickets cost £5, or £4 for Friends of RHT, and are available from Erin News, Bridge Bookshop, and Erin Arts Centre (all Port Erin) and Calvert Newsagents in Port St Mary.

The line-up for the rest of the season:

Monday, January 11th

Allison Fox, Curator of Archaeology at MNH – Around the South in 30 Objects

Monday, February 8th

To be confirmed

Monday, March 8th

Alison Jones, Trustee and Lead Researcher at Knockaloe Centre for WW1 Internment – Life at Knockaloe told through five Artefacts

Monday, April 12th

Peter Kelly, Historian – A Postcard Tour of the Isle of Man

Monday, May 10th

Pamela Crowe, RHT Internment Team – Mistaken Identities

 

We are offering a discount to anyone who would like to book tickets to all six talks – £25, or £20 to Friends of RHT. If you would like to take advantage of this discount, please email RHT Coordinator John Quirk at rushenht@gmail.com or call/text 464634 before Charles Guard’s talk on December 7th.

RHT Chair Doreen Moule said: ‘John has compiled a programme of entertaining speakers covering a wide range of topics and I am sure this season will be as well supported as the last one, which had to end early because of Covid-19. However, we are delighted that the talk that had to be cancelled, by Peter Kelly, has been rescheduled for April as part of the new season.

‘Unfortunately, we have just learned that the speaker we had lined up for February has had to withdraw, but we should have details of the new speaker soon.’

Doreen Moule – new Chair of Rushen Heritage Trust

Rushen Heritage Trust has a new Chair, with Doreen Moule taking over the role from Hugh Davidson MBE.

Doreen has been involved with the Trust since its inception in 2014 and leads its World War II Women’s Internment team.

She played a lead role in the Trust’s two most recent books – Friend or Foe?, the story of World War II women’s internment in Port Erin and Port St Mary, for which she acted as coordinator and wrote a chapter; and she wrote a chapter for Living with the Sea, which tells the story of Port St Mary and its people from 1829-1979.

During Doreen’s time as Chair, the new Tree Arçhyn Heritage Centre in Bridson Street, Port Erin, led by Pamela Crowe overall and by Robert and Alison Graham on the building side, will be completed and opened to the public at Easter 2021. It will serve as a multi-purpose base to support RHT’s activities.

Doreen said: ‘I am looking forward to my time as Chair of RHT and the many events planned for the coming year, particularly the opening of the Tree Arçhyn Heritage Centre. This is an exciting new venture for the Trust and its important role in the community. As ever, we are seeking to share our research with local people and visitors alike and we look forward to welcoming you all to Tree Arçhyn.’

Born in Wolverhampton, Doreen grew up in the Black Country and trained as a teacher in Birmingham, where she taught in a primary school from 1970 to 1999. In 1999, she moved to the Isle of Man to take up a teaching post, retiring in 2008.

She has lived in Rushen since 2004 and still retains a keen interest in education, being the Trust’s Schools Liaison Officer.

Hugh and Sandra Davidson were the Co-Founders of the Trust six years ago and both still serve on the Board. Hugh served a year as Chair after taking over from Speaker of the House of Keys, the Hon Juan Watterson SHK in autumn 2019.

Hugh said: ‘Doreen has been a major player in the success of Rushen Heritage Trust, leading the WWII Women’s Internment Team from the beginning in 2014. The Team has run two exhibitions attracting more than 6,000 people, published two books, one sold out, the other in its second edition, and the Team is making an impact internationally. She also initiated and led the Trust’s schools’ program within and outside Rushen. Doreen is a great team person and highly respected by her colleagues. Her appointment as Chair is well deserved.’

If you would like more information about Rushen Heritage Trust, please contact Coordinator John Quirk at rushenht@gmail.com or call 464634.

Port Erin welcomes Versa – new restaurant on Station Road

Versa is a new restaurant by award winning chef Pippa Lovell on Station Road, Port Erin. Offering brunch and dinner Thursday to Sunday: 10-3 and 5-9, Versa uses only Manx ingredients and if it isn’t Manx it will not be going through the little green door.  The brunch menu changes monthly and is great value for money. For dinner we offer tasting menus and there is no official “menu”: 5 courses or 8 and tell them what you hate! For now please bring your own alcohol and, coming soon, there will be a stairlift, too.

Versa’s website is www.restaurantversa.im

Get ready for Christmas in Port Erin – Sat 21st December

Port Erin will be the place to be on Sat 21st December when the village welcomes you to visit along with other special guests!!

10:00 – 14:00 Mulled wine and roasted chestnuts at the Station

10:15 – 10:30 & 11:00 – 11:15 Rushen Silver Band

11:00 – 13:00 Santa in his Grotto

11:45 & 13:00 Giant Nativity Puppets at the Railway Station

Laurel and Hardy (when they can get away!)

Traders’ Stalls

Steam trains 2018!

Have you travelled on the steam train yet this year? The trains began the timetabled service on Friday 9 March and its a great way to arrive in lovely Port Erin. Plenty of shops, places to eat and drink, places to stay and lots to do! Now the steam trains are running, you can also visit the railway museum. See you soon…….

Website launches on 1 March 2017

Welcome to Visit Port Erin!

This website was launched on 1 March 2017 by Port Erin Traders Association.

Its aim is to help visitors to Port Erin and residents in Port Erin see everything the village has to offer. Here you will find:

  • shops, businesses and services
  • where to stay, eat, drink & worship
  • activities to take part in and places to visit
  • places of worship and other ‘services’!

You’ll also find two events listings: one for special events and another for regular community events.

If you have a business or an event you’d like to include on this site, you’ll find submission forms in the Port Erin Directory and Events sections.

We hope you enjoy this website! Tell your friends!