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
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