taking our culture forward

In 2004, George Leslie (Les) Quilliam was recognised for his contribution and dedication to Manx history and culture by receiving the accolade of the Reih Bleeaney Vanannan.
As an academic, Les’ knowledge of all things Manx was admired and respected. He researched the history of the island through study of literature, active involvement in excavations and by scouring the countryside for historical evidence. Indeed, he discovered Mesolithic flint tools on Peel Hill. Les was a founding member of Peel Heritage Trust and its first chairman. He wrote leaflets entitled ‘Peel on Foot’ and a leaflet that documented the history of Peel.
Further information about the award of the RBV to Les Quilliam in 2004 can be found here.