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The Borough guide to Castletown, the official publication of the Castletown Commissioners 1910-1911. No. 199 The "Borough" Pocket Guides

Publication date : 1910

Author or editor: Burrow, Edward J.

Notes: Includes photographic advertisements of George Hotel, Castletown, G. A. Liddle, proprietor; Thomas Moore, Confectioner Bank Street; W.C. Kennaugh, Beef and Pork Butcher Malew Street; Robert Corlett, [Grocer] Arbory Street ; J. Swales, Watchmaker and Jeweler Malew Street; Castle Rushen Stores, Tom M. Dodd Proprietor; Castle Rushen Stores, Mineral Water Works; Castletown Golf Links and Hotel ; T.A. Sale [clothiers], Arbory Street ; John J. Clague, Plumber ; George Collister, Breeches Specialist Malew street; R.H.W. Kermode, Grocery and Bakery Store Ballasalla; James Taggart, General Livery and Posting Business, Douglas Road and Castletown square. General photographic views: Market Square; College Green Road; Castle Rushen from Market square; Castletown and harbour from Pier Head ; Castletown Promenade and shore from Hango Hill ; Victoria Road, Castletown ; Ballasalla Village ; King William's College from Hango Hill ; Interior, King William's College Chapel; Silverdale Ballasalla. Another worn copy at M 18738.

The photograph has been taken from an advertisement in the Borough Guide to Castletown 1910-11. The front wall of the shop has now been rebuilt. The location is Malew Street in Castletown and the shop is that of G. Swales, watchmaker and jeweler. Mr Swales worked in Wolverhampton where he learnt his trade then moved to Sheffield where he married, but his wife took ill so they came to the Isle of Man for her health. Living initially at Derbyhaven, following his wife's death he moved to Castletown and set up business. Photography was a hobby as well as selling photographic materials. He is believed to be the man who saved the old clock in Castle Rushen by repairing it. He had two sons, Vere Lawrence, who set up as a watchmaker, jeweler and photographer in Port St Mary and Teddy, who joined a shipping company.

Language: English

Physical description: 56 p. : ill. : plates : map ; 17 cm. ; pamphlet

Item name: album

Collection: Library

ID number: M 22773

Classification: B.033S


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