FMNH Guided Walks

FMNH members have had two fascinating guided walks this week.  We started off with Geoff Scarffe taking us on a walk around Laxey taking in some places that we didn't know existed.  We were lucky enough to be shown inside the electric railway sub station where (the image on the home page shows) we were able to see the mercury arc valve (mercury vapour rectifier) built in the 1940's.  There are only a few left in the world in working order.

Brian Rae led the walk around Colby on Wednesday and Thursday.  We were even lucky with the weather! 

We started at the Station and stopped off at St Cairre's Church (Bell Abbey).  The Chapel is on the main road through Colby and is known as the chapel of ease.  Dr Phil Smith kindly gave us the history of the Church from pub to house to Church. 

We continued up the Glen with more fascinating stories from the past and continued through the fields back to the Methodist Chapel for delicious home made cakes and scones. 

Two very different but enjoyable walks!