The People of Colby…

The People of Colby…

Tradition states that before there were any attorneys, the people of Colby used to adjust their differences over the dead body of a wren; each party would pluck some of the feathers and bury them, and the case was settled.


(source: artwork ‘Dead Wren’ by Karl Edwards; A Second Manx Scrapbook by W Walter Gill (1932))

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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