taking our culture forward

Laurence Kermode, born on the Isle of Man in 1915 and brought up in Liverpool, talks to David Callister about his memories in 'Time to remember', a series recorded for Manx Radio.

Topics include the following:

  • Early childhood memories of life in Liverpool
  • Gang initiation ceremony in the Isle of Man
  • Story of girl tarred and feathered
  • Grandparent’s bakehouse in Castletown
  • Early school days and school pals
  • Apprenticeship with printers Louis Meyer
  • Bridson & Horrox printers
  • Working for the Isle of Man newspapers
  • Introduction of Linotype
  • Singing and playing musical instruments
  • Acting
  • Working as a Compère and Toastmaster
  • Painting as a hobby


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