Ramsey: Past & Present by Ray Stanfield
New, published October 2022
With Ramsey Bay offering a safe haven to shipping, and the Sulby River creating a usable harbour, Ramsey grew to serve the needs of the seafaring community. It is the most low-lying town on the Isle of Man and the one considered most at risk from overtopping. Occasionally the sea invades the town and Ramsey locals, as their predecessors have done for centuries, pay the price for their proximity to the waves.
One hundred years ago fishermen offered their wares at the quayside, children played in the sea and streets of the old town, and tourists landed by steamer on the iron pier.
Ramsey has changed. In the 1960s and ‘70s much of the oldest part of the town was swept away by developers. Only photographs and postcards such as those in this book can now show us parts of Ramsey’s past.
Extent: 128 pages
Size: 210 mm x 210 mm