Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bringing in the sheaves -- and a visit to the old nick


The Victoria Road prison opened in 1891 - last week it closed and the guided tours offered to curious Manxies sold out in minutes. Apparently the weirdest thing is that the gates are all now open! And yes, there's even a Death Row.

You may have heard about how bad the weather was in Britain this summer. The Isle of Man was no exception and now there are some big problems with the harvest. Crop yield is well down, especially for barley, and everything is suffering from the knock-on effect, milk yield is down, the crop rotation system is being disrupted.

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