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Peel Pantoloons in Blue Beard - photo courtesy of the Centenary Centre.
Peel Pantoloons in Blue Beard

Fireworks display - Photos courtesy of Gordon Corrin.
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks

The harbour at night - photo by Jack Lee.
Harbour at night

Hop Tu Naa - celebrations at the Centenary Centre - photo by Tricia Craig.
Hop tu naa

Ballawattleworth Sunrise - we're used to seeing the sunsets, but Peel also has an occasional spectacular sunrise - photo by Chris Horton of Peel.
Ballawattleworth sunrise by Chris Horton

Harbour bridge - heavy rain creates waterfalls by K Drewett.
Harbour bridge

The Little Big Time Band - This unique ensemble comprises six members of the City of Birmingham Symphony. They play arrangements of popular classics, a good introduction for to classical music. John Shakespeare captured them recently at the Centenary Centre
Little Big Time Band
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in concert

Sunsets - by Derek Cannon of Peel...
Castle sunset by Derek Cannon
and Andrew Lee of Peel...
Sunset by Andrew Lee

Landing the catch - by Jane Coomer of Southampton.

Sunset at the breakwater - by Derek Cannon of Peel.
Sunset by Derek Cannon

Manx Transport Vintage Car Rally - twenty P50s, Tridents and a Viking came home to Peel, from the UK, Austria and America






The photo below is by John Hall.
P50s by John Hall
and this one by Tricia Craig.
P50s by Tricia Craig

Viking boat Gaia visits Peel - visit their website

New bridge completed - view of the harbour framed by the new bridge and flap gate which opened on 16 July.
New bridge completed

Centenary Centre - Peel's thriving new arts centre gets some badly needed repairs.
New roof for the Centenary Centre

Viking art competition winners receive their prizes at the Leece Museum where all the entires are on display.

Viking fancy dress competition winners

Viking "son et lumiere" a spectacular end to day one of the Viking Festival at Fenella beach


Viking battle in Peel Castle
Viking battle in Peel Castle

Civic Sunday procession





Photo by K Beaumont

Photo by K Beaumont

More Peel Scenes a sunset from Mark Leadley and a view of the cemetary from Linda Postlethwaite of Ramsey.

Can I park here?- Mark Leadley captured this unfortunate yacht caught on the sands at low tide.
Can I park here? - photo by Mark Leadley

New Chair of Commissioners the chains of office are handed over to Mr John Lightfoot and his wife at the Commissioners Annual General Meeting

Peel scenes taken by Mark Leadley entitled (from top): Sea Mist, Golden Peel, and Golden Sunset
Sea Mist by Mark Leadley
Golden Peel by Mark Leadley
Golden sunset by Mark Leadley

Peel Hill Race
Runners in the men's 4 mile race on 26 March
Hill race
Hill race

Rainbow at feeding time gulls enjoying the last months of feeding on the river bed as the water retention scheme nears completion
Feeding time at the harbour, with rainbow

Spring arrives in Peel
View of the Castle with gorse

High Tide Peel Promenade just before high tide on 12 February.
Photo by Tricia Craig.
Storms by Tricia Craig

Manx-style ploughing match. A demonstration of manx-style ploughing by vintage tractors and horses on 12 February. The match was at Shenharra Farm owned by Charlie Caine (below left), who is the oldest working farmer on the Isle of Man.

New Year Dip 2005
STOP PRESS: Elvis
spotted at Peel's New Year Dip
Photo by Ian Sturtivant

Ernie Payne - at the Centenary Centre. The Concert was a sell out and received fantastic reviews. The photos show Ernie on stage and with Dave MacLean (organiser) and Andy Kershaw (BBC Radio 3) who has helped to bring Ernie to the music scene in Europe. Photos by John Shakespeare.
Ernie Payne
Ernie Payne, Dave McLean, Andy Kershaw

Moon rising over Peel Castle - photo by John Shakespeare.
Moon over peel castle

Boat entering the harbour - photo by Jack Lee. 2005 prize winner
Photo by Jack Lee

Tall Ships Youth Trust - photo by Kevin Oliver. www.tallships.org
Tall Ships Youth Trust

SWAP and King Chiaullee - an Anglo-Swedish quartet and Manx music from a recent gig at the Centenary Centre. Photos by John Shakespeare.
Swap
King Chiaullee

Peel Carnival - photos from the 2005 carnival and fun day







Feeding the seals - by Tess Bates of Peel.
Feeding the seals, by Tess Bates

Fallen bikers at the sand racing - by Kelly Anderson of Peel.
Fallen Bikers at the sand racing

Peel Police at the Viking Longboat Races - by Gavin Wilby of Peel.
Peel Police at the Viking Longboat Races

Baby sea gull in flight - by Gavin Wilby of Peel.
Baby sea gull in flight

Shakespeare in the Castle - Photos from Love's Labour's Lost showing in Peel Castle until the end of July.

Viking Longboat Races - Special guest Terry Waite is rowed by members of the Warrington Male Voice Choir
Longboat races
Terry Waite

Peel in full bloom - flowers at St Peter's churchyard.
Flowers at St Peter's churchyard

Hebridean Princess cruise ship in harbour.
Hebridean Princess

Viking battle on the beach

The bridge opens - a temporary opening of the new harbour bridge for the Viking Festival.

Setting up camp on the beach - the Viking Festival gets underway on Peel Beach

Sand racing - thousands came to Peel to watch the sand racing during TT fortnight. Photo by Vic Bates.
Sand racing during TT05

Red Arrows - The arrows unfortunately only put on a brief show this year due to the mist, which cleared soon after. Photo by Vic Bates.
Red Arrows over Peel Castle

Honda Day 2005

Photo by Vic Bates

Photo by Vic Bates

Photo by Rosie Johnson

Photo by Karl Millar
Honda Day 2005
Photo by Steve Veasey
Honda Day 2005
Photo by Steve Veasey

Boilley Spittal the new Commissioners' development is nearing completion...
Boilley Spittal
Boilley Spittal

Shifting sands - getting ready for the holiday season after the winter storms
Shifting the sand on Peel Beach

Harbour bridge installed - the bridge is now in place in its open position
Harbour bridge installed

The Neb in Flood photo by Tricia Craig, April 2005

A view from Peel Hill taken by Judith Hedges
View from Peel Hill by Judith Hedges

New Apartments the new building to replace Corlett's Warehouse is revealed from behind its scafolding
New apartment building replacing Corlett's Warehouse

The Commonwealth Baton
The baton was greeted by the Chair of Commissioners on 23 March at the end of its tour of the Isle of Man, before continuing its journey to the Melbourne Games in 2006
Commonwealth baton in Peel
Coommonwealth baton in Peel

High Tide Again A day later to the one below. This time captured by Mr G Makin of Onchan.
 Storms by G Makin
and this one by Peter Leadley...
Storms by Peter Leadley

A blast from the past A P50 car made in Peel. The photo was taken in 1967 in Canada by its owner Gary Meed. Also in the photo is Donna Mead, and a 1964 Ford Galaxy still owned by Mr Meed. The P50 was sadly destroyed in a fire some years ago. Look out for many surviving P50s and Tridents at this year's Vintage Car Rally in Peel.

Grace and David Eames on their wedding day 15th Jan, outside the Cathedral with a guard of honour from their colleagues on the RNLI crew. Photo by Tricia Craig

January storms
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