Penny Weddings

Penny Weddings

When the marrying couple were in poor circumstances it was the custom to leave a dollan (sieve) in an unobtrusive but convenient spot in the kitchen and into this every guest dropped a penny towards defraying the cost of their entertainment.


(source: A Third Manx Scrapbook by WW Gill)

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.


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