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Laxey Rainbows
Jane Rotheroe - Puzzles, Ard Reayrt, Ramsey Road, Laxey IM4 7QP - tel: 862611

District Commissioner for Garwick covering the St. Thomas's Church units in Douglas, Onchan units and Laxey units.

We have a Guide a Brownie and a Rainbow unit in Laxey at present. Details of meetings and events can not be published as it is within our safe from harm policy, so any prospective parents with girls interested in GirlGuiding can contact Jane Rotheroe.


Laxey & Lonan Heritage Trust                                          link
Laxey and Lonan Heritage Trust exists to promote interest in the Laxey Wheel and all its associated structures, the history of mining and the heritage of Laxey Village and Lonan Parish.

The Trust holds regular events, including Social Evenings. Slide Shows and Guided Walks. A Newsletter is produced three times a year. Membership of the Trust is open to everyone, on or off the Island.

There is also a Gift Shop and Information Centre situated in Mines Road, Laxey which is open from Easter until the end of September.

In 2004, the Trust took delivery of two steam engines, the Ant and Bee. These are replicas of the original engines which were used to carry ore from the Great Laxey Mine to the Washing Floors in readiness for other processes to take place. The Trust have rebuilt the railway line to the mine and are now carrying passengers on this journey in a specially-built carriage. The Railway operates from Easter to October on Saturdays and Bank Holidays from 11.00 am. until 4.30 pm. The line runs from the Valley Gardens to a point opposite the Laxey Fire Station.

Over a period of three years the Laxey Mines Research Group, in conjunction with the Laxey and Lonan Heritage Trust restored the Snaefell Mines Water Wheel which had been found in a state of neglect in Wales. It was brought back to the Island in pieces. On Sunday 20th August, 2006 several thousand people came to Laxey to witness the formal "first turning" of the restored waterwheel which was christened "Lady Evelyn". Following the restoration, the waterwheel was presented by the Trevithick Society to the Laxey and Lonan Heritage Trust who are now the formal owners.  Peter Geddes, the Project Leader, was later presented with an MBE in recognition of the success of the restoration project.

 
Anyone interested in joining the Trust or requiring further information, should contact the Secretary: 

Mrs Vicki Hewison, Secretary Laxey and Lonan Heritage Trust, Ravenscliffe, Telephone Exchange Road, Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7HU. 

Or email vickihewison@mcb.net

Or by telephone: 01624 863150 or 07624 481373


Laxey Sketch Club
Founded in 1974 to promote visual arts at weekly meetings throughout the year
In winter months meet every Wednesday 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Laxey Football Club on Glen Road.

The Club alternate between still life & portraits with ‘live’ models in any medium preferred i.e. oils, watercolours, pastels etc

The summer months May to September the club meets at various outside venues doing landscapes.

Yearly subscription is £10.00, plus £2.00 payable at each meeting to cover the model fee.

Any new members are most welcome. Please contact Pam Kermode tel 862035


Laxey & District Rifle Club
Mrs Judy Kee, 3 Shore Road, Old Laxey


Laxey & Lonan Youth Club
Play Scheme is for school years 4,5 & 6 and meets on Friday nights from 7.30pm – 9.00pm at Laxey School, Quarry Road during term time. There is a mixture of sports, games and art & craft as well as outings throughout the year including Ramsey Pool, Manx Superbowl and the Venture Center.
Wednesdays 7-9 (School Year 9)
Thursdays 7-9 (School Year 7 & 8) alternate weeks Fridays 7-9 (School Year 10+)
For further details contact:
Cheryl Kermode on 452474
Fiona Cracknell on 461234

We have a varied program including treasure hunts, specialist speakers, quiz nights,art & craft as well as trips to the NSC, swimming, bowling etc. We also have a pool table, table tennis, air hockey, PS2, XBox, internet access, TV and video and cooking facilities.

Numbers are restricted in some groups and are strictly on a first come, first served basis.


The Royal British Legion Women's Section
Our Branch was formed on August 23 1944 and last year we celebrated our sixtieth anniversary.

Our meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday of each month September to May with a summer recess.

They are held at Cooil Roi, Glen Road Laxey. 2.30pm to 4pm.

We have sixteen members on the register and would welcome more.

The Officers holding office at present are:
President: Mrs Anne Bennett 29 Cooil Roi, Laxey.  Tel 861153
Chairman: Mrs Jill Ryan, Harcroft, Old Laxey Hill, Laxey. Tel 861520
Treasurer: Mrs. Avril Perkin, 52 Whitebridge Road, Onchan 1M3 4HN. Tel: 629535
Secretary: Mrs. K. Garratt 4 Gretch Noa, Laxey IM4 7PF
Standard Bearer: Mrs Avril Perkin Whitebridge Road Onchan.

Many of our members brave the bad weather in November and walk round Lonan and Laxey with their collection boxes collecting for the poppy appeal and we are especially proud of the fact we have been awarded the Albert Warrinder Shield for our efforts in the year 2003-2004, runners up in the Isle of Man Collection.

We were also holders of the Jubilee Cup in the year 2001-2002 and are the present holders of the cup, (an award for good attendance at meetings). Twice a year the Women’s Section join forces with the Men’s Branch, once in January/February time for the Annual Dinner and again in the summer for a coach outing.

The aim of the Women’s Section is to support ex- service men and their families. Anyone who wishes to join us does not have to have service connections. All are welcome.

Laxey Methodist Church
Minorca Hill
Laxey
Isle of Man

Sunday Service 11.00am

Paster Norma Cowell

2 Woodlands Close

Douglas

Tel: 01624 676120

Sunday School 11.00am - All ages welcome

Contact: Mrs F Cracknel
70 Ard Reayrt
Ramsey Road
Laxey
Tel; 01624 861140

Church Stewards; Mr C Samuel 
1-2 Chapel Terrace Verndale
Minorca Hill Glen Road
Laxey
Tel;01624 861010

There are meeting rooms with kitchen facilities available for hire. Please contact one of the stewards for details and availability.


Christ Church - Laxey
The details of Christ Church are as follows:

Dedication Christ. Patron The Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man. Services:
Mid Week - Wednesdays Holy Communion 10am.
Sundays - 8am Holy Communion, 11.15 Main Service.
Baptism and Weddings by arrangement with the Vicar.

Vicar - Revd Jo Dudley

Churchwardens:
Mr. Derek Osborn
Mount Florida,
Ramsey Rd.,
Laxey.
IM4 7PX

Mrs. S.M. Kinrade
Lynbrae,
Baldhoon Road,
Laxey.
IM4 7NA

There are meeting rooms with kitchen facilities available for hire. Please contact one of the stewards for details and availability.


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