The Isle of Man through the lens of Peter Killey

Surprising what you come across when looking for things on the internet, and yesterday while searching for a picture of the Forrester’s Arms Pub in Douglas I found the superb website of Peter Killey at The site contains wonderful views of scenes from all over the Island including this one of the Steam Railway station taken from Athol Street. There can’t be many finer entrances to a railway station anywhere and it’s very nostalgic for me as I worked in Athol Street only a few paces from where the picture was taken and lived on Railway Terrace with an almost identical view of the hillside in the picture. Needless to say it has only made me more ‘homesick’ for the Steam Railway, and Green’s Cafe – for buns and ginger beer……. Anyway, if you haven’t been to Peter’s website check it out as you won’t be disappointed! See link to Manx Photographic Website in the blogroll.

Douglas Steam Railway station. Photo: Peter Killey (


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ellen Duffy on August 10, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I’ve seen this photo before on Peter’s site. I love it because I lived up around the corner on Peel Road for a year and walked Athol Street every day on my way to the bus stop in front of the Prospect pub. Although I moved back to the USA, I miss the island very much and recently returned for a visit. Made a lot of wonderful friends there and had a great reunion with them. Thanks for this blog.


  2. It looks beautiful.


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