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Port Soderic, Hotel, lantern slide

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Shoreline, at curve of land, with single isolated hostelry..A trip to the Isle of Man is always a pleasurable experience and particularly so in this case as it is the first ever visit for this Flickr stream. ..The location was identified by derangedlemur ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) as the Port Soderic Hotel, Port Soderick, Isle of Man. The hotel seems to have a fum place in its day. ..John Spooner ( /photos/johnspooner/ ) tells us about two of the early licencees of the premises, Mr Jeremiah Murphey and Thomas Forrester, see his comments below. He also tells us about a dispute about The New Licensing Act and the Bona Fide Traveller Question from the The Isle of Man Times and General Advertiser, Saturday, July 29, 1876. ..The distance from Douglas to Port Soderic(k) was a bone of contention in yet another court case, this time in 1876, the report of which was entitled "The New Licensing Act and the Bona Fide Traveller Question - The First Prosecution under the New Act". The point at issue was whether the Hotel was situated four miles from Douglas by the nearest thoroughfare. the licensee, John Edward Hope, had measured the distance to the Royal Hotel in Douglas with a chain tape, and it was four miles and three yards. The police contended that a shorter way was possible using a footpath. The judge (or rather his Worship the High-Bailiff of Douglas) found Mr Hope not guilty...He [ the High-Bailiff] could not imagine that a footpath of this description, surrounded by so many difficulties - a hedge having to be mounted, stiles to be got over, a railway line crossed, and passing through a corn field, or where the cattle were grazing - could be a public thoroughfare within the meaning of the Act. He gave that part of the Act a liberal construction. The pathway was not wide enough for more than one person, and those who used it ran the risk of being run down by a horse, gored by a bull, or swallowed by a donkey..Sadly, we see from current photos that the premises is in near ruins and that it has been closed for some time. ..Photographer: Thomas H. Mason..Collection: The Mason Photographic Collection ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000314178 ) ..Date: Circa 1890 - 1896..NLI Ref: M49/14 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000543151 ) ..You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie ( http://catalogue.nli.ie )

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1870 - 1930
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