A Wishing Spot…

A Wishing Spot…

Overlooking the sea…the groove of rock at Scarlett known as Cromwell’s Walk has a flat place half-way along its ledge called Cromwell’s Chair. Sit on it and wish.

If you are favoured by the genius loci* your wish will come true in three hours, days, weeks, months, or years – there will be a three in it at all events. This belief dates back at least thirty years.


* genius loci = protective spirit of a place

(source: A Second Manx Scrapbook, WW Gill (1932); photograph is the west end of Cromwell’s Walk taken circa 1900 http://bit.ly/13q6E7C)

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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