Photos of Ballacraine in the Isle of Man in the British Isles.
Photos of Ballacraine in the Isle of Man in the British Isles
Isle of Man, Ballacraine, The Ballacraine Hotel.
The above image of the Ballacraine Hotel is kindly shared with
us from the collection of Paula Ziane, whose
uncle - Alfred Anderton, whose name is above the door
in the photo - once owned it.
Back in the days of Nelsons
Navy, press gangs (charged with forcibly abducting men to staff
the ships of the British Navy) operated on the Isle of Man, which
one day led to
referered to as
were drinking at the hotel when in walked a twelve strong press
gang. The Manxmen left, only to be pursued by the press gang, which
led to a fight resulting in one of the press gang being so badly
injured that he subsequently died.
In 1937, the hotel was used for a scene in the comedy film ‘No
Limit’ starring George Formby.
Isle of Man
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