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Joyce was born in Bradda in 1938 and still considers herself a ‘Bradda girl’ although she later moved to Ballafurt Road in Port Erin.

Along with a wonderful description of an idyllic childhood at Bradda (not to be confused with Port Erin, often only visited once a week) and of life growing up in the South, there are many other areas Joyce has been involved in over eighty busy years.

These include co-founding the Erin Arts Centre, the Rushen Ambulance and a lifetime of involvement in the Rushen Silver Band.

As a singer and winner of not just the MBE but of the Cleveland Medal, Joyce also talks about a life in song.

After working for a number of years on Athol Street, Douglas, Joyce ended up as an Inspector for the DHSS until retirement, her stories of working in this role give a fascinating insight in to a different side of life in the Island.


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  • Joyce Corlett