Port Erin Past & Present

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Published 2019

When holiday makers discovered the Isle of Man, Port Erin became a favourite place to visit. Hotels were built and life started to revolve around the needs of its visitors. The old photographs in this book are drawn from the postcards such visitors sent home. Now the town is reinventing itself.

Gone are most of the Victorian hotels, with their ballrooms, live entertainment and seaside competitions. The bathing machines have been turned into garden sheds and donkeys no longer trot along the sand.

This book reminds us of the dramatic changes that have taken place in Port Erin.