This is the End of Summer

– Posted on Tuesday 5th September 2017

 ‘This Is the End of Summer’ photographic exhibition comes to a close.


With the school holidays over and summer coming to an end, Manx National Heritage’s photographic exhibition, ‘This Is Summer’ closes down on Sunday 10 September.

If you haven’t already done so make sure you head to the House of Manannan for the final week of this nostalgic exhibition of summers gone by. Featuring highlights from thousands of images from the Manx Press Pictures Archive held in the Manx National Heritage collection, This Is Summer has brought back fond memories for both residents and visitors to the Island, with many spotting themselves or relatives within the photographs on display.

Katie King, curator of This is Summer adds:

“We have been delighted with our visitors’ response to This Is Summer. We have gathered lots of stories about the people captured in the photographs and know we have started lots of happy reminiscences across the Island. Whilst the exhibition is closing This Is Summer lives on with over 1,000 images from the Manx Press Pictures archive permanently available online. We encourage you all to keep sharing your memories via iMuseum and help us to identify the faces and events from this wonderful collection.”

 Manx Press Pictures and Peters Photography Ltd were owned and run by Bill Peters and based at Prospect Hill, Douglas.  Owner, Bill joined the Isle of Man Examiner newspaper photographic department as an apprentice photographer in March 1938 and was contracted to supply press pictures for both the Examiner and the Isle of Man Times. From 1956 to 1980 they photographed thousands of events on the Isle of Man, anything from Tynwald Day, sporting events, visiting celebrities, news and social events to weddings. From the thousands of Manx Press Pictures photographic negatives, one thousand have been selected and digitised for the years 1956 – 1979. They give a ‘snap shot’ of events which took place from May to September, months often referred to on the Isle of Man as ‘the season’.

All photographs in the exhibition are for sale for £50, with a 10% discount for Members.

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