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Manx in Blackburn

There is an estate in Blackburn Lancashire that has roads with the names: Ramsey, Onchan, Sulby, Peel, Tynwald, Mona, Bradda, Crosby and Manxman.

It is not uncommon for the naming of a new estate's roads to follow a theme (mine has roads named after trees), but why choose a manx theme? The pub and local shop also sport the 'Manxman' name


public house

local store

 

I cant help wondering if the choice was influenced by a large contingent of Manx settlers? Certainly within a mile in the 1901 census we find two manx brothers listed as bricksetters! Was there more?


Nearby Dyson St, home of manx bricksetters William and Ernest


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