taking our culture forward

From fascists to herring girls - a walk around the streets of Peel with Albert Frost’s amazing stories of the city and its people stretching back to the 1930s.

A random selection of tales include:

  • Machine-gunning fascists on the promenade
  • Falling through a mortuary roof
  • Illegal betting shops
  • Cattle being driven through the streets
  • Gutters running red from the slaughter houses
  • After-hours RAF parties in the Marine
  • The stench of the herring girls
  • The true story of how the Bismarck was sunk…

Starting up on Tynwald Road and coming down to the Creg Malin, moving along the promenade to the harbour, and then up to Moore’s, we hear an astonishing collection of stories along the way.
This video tour offers a unique insight into the history of the people and places of Peel.

Filmed on 13 July 2022.

  • The tragic story of Dr Poyser

  • Quaye's Tree

  • Mylvoirrey House & Dr Morrison's chocolate

  • Leading cattle through the streets of Peel

  • The Old Peel Post Office

  • Peel when the car park was still fields

  • Crashing through the mortuary roof

  • Remembering the coal yards of Peel

  • Slaughtering on Castle Street

  • Sending to the barber for a pig shaver

  • The kipper house & electric shop, Market Street

  • Life in the young men's club of Market Street

  • The RAF after-hours drinking in the Marine during WW2

  • Finding WW2 plane wreckage on Peel shore

  • The illegal cards club & betting shop in Peel

  • The danger of drunk farmers in St John's

  • Memories of the football in Peel

  • The Peel Cinema & "Up for Down Howard"

  • VE Day celebrations in Peel, 1945

  • The Peel cinema and dancehall in the 1940s

  • Remembering Peveril Internment Camp

  • Machine-gunning the fascists of Peel

  • Confronting fascists on Atholl Street

  • Peel in the days of the fishing

  • Going out on the herrings in the 1940s

  • The superstitions of Peel fishermen in the 1930s

  • Fishing in Peel in the 1930s & 40s

  • Peel vs the rest of the Isle of Man

  • Billy Filage shouting at the tourists

  • Sinking the Bismarck with just one bullet...

  • Memories of the Peel Railway Station

  • Boat Building in Peel

  • Peel Brickworks

  • Children as ballast to get boats under the bridge

  • Family memories of Stanley Road & Lherghydhoo

  • Peel Boats & their owners

  • Manx calendar customs in the 1930s & 40s

  • The Quaaltagh in Peel in the 1930s & 40s