Sophy’s Cottage, Dalby

Sophy’s Cottage, Dalby

Written on the back of this photograph it reads: “Sophy was a real character, I knew her well but can’t remember her surname. She looked after the chapel in Dalby and cleaned it. Her cottage was just beyond the chapel and is now demolished. It was between the chapel and church, topside of road. She used to put on a new skirt every so often but never took the old one off, so consequently she had dozens on. She didn’t even take them off at night.”

By Mr Tom Dodd, Peel, 27 Aug 1957.


(source: courtesy of MNH www.imuseum.com)

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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