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Scope & Content: Peel lies on the west coast of the Isle of Man (NGR 42465 48400). Glover's Illustrated Guide and Visitors' companion through the Isle of Man, 1875 says, “The town is small, but clean; the houses are irregularly built, and the streets narrow. …the inhabitants have been chiefly employed in agricultural pursuits and fishing – the adjoining seas abounding with cod, herrings, and other fish of the finest quality. The bay abounds with fish of every description; it is well sheltered from almost all winds, and has good anchorage ground. During the herring fishery season, boats from England, Scotland, and Ireland, resort to this port, which, with those belonging to the Island, make up what is popularly called the “herring fleet.”” (p.88.)

Administration / Biographical History: Flint, Plot 330994

Item name: Peel

Level: 4

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