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Harris Promenade (Douglas)

Description: Harris Promenade is the shortest of four promenades that run along the seafront of Douglas on the east coast of the Isle of Man (NGR 23830 47621). Brown's Guide to the Isle of Man of 1894 says, "Adjoining the Iron Pier is the Harris Promenade, built by public subscriptions and donations, and now under the control of the Town Commissioners - the governing board of the town. A large number of seats for the accommodation of visitors have been provided. This promenade is much frequented by visitors during the season. Close to is the house or shed for the Douglas lifeboat..." (p.46) Brown's Guide to the Isle of Man of 1900 says, "...an elegantly designed "Public Shelter" has been erected, in 1896, at the junction of the Loch and the Harris Promenades, in which, or under whose, broad, shady verandahs, visitors may take refuge from sun or rain." (p.61) and "About half a mile from the Victoria Pier, the tramway makes a double curve to pass from the Loch Promenade to the Harris Promenade. This is the oldest of the Douglas Promenades: and is named after the respected High Bailiff...who was mainly instrumental in its erection about thirty years ago...This Promenade is adorned with lawns and shrubs; and in its centre is the Town Band Stand." (p.71)

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