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  Port Erin; Past & Present  
  History is one of our main interests,
so, having strayed away from it for
a while, it’s lovely to get back into
delving into the past.
 
  At the end of the nineteenth century,
holidaymakers discovered the Isle
of Man. Port Erin, then a tiny fishing
hamlet, became a favourite place to
visit. Hotels were built and life
started to revolve around the needs
of the visitors.
 
  In the 1960s the lure of ‘abroad’
meant that fewer visitors came to the
island and many of the old hotels
struggled to survive. Quite a lot of
them have gone, replaced by modern
flats and apartments for people to
live in year round. Port Erin is
reinventing itself again, and this
book reminds us of the dramatic
changes which have taken place
in the seaside town.
 
  Port Erin; Past & Present does
exactly what it says on the cover. Old
sepia photographs are matched with
specially-taken modern photographs
to show exactly how this small
seaside town has changed, and to
reveal the odd quirks which have
stayed the same.
 
   
   
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