CHA Booklet 1932

cover CHA booklet 1932

Summer Holidays at Peel Isle of Man, 1932

Headquarters and Postal Address:
THE OLD BATTERY, PEEL, ISLE OF MAN Manageress: Miss M. Henderson


Miss LUCY M. CORRY, London
Sir ARTHUR A. HAWORTH, Bt., Manchester
R NOTON BARCLAY, J.P., Manchester
The Very Reverend H. HEWLETT JOHNSON, D.D. Dean of Canterbury

GAVIN JAMIESON, District Bank Ltd., 60 Portland Street, Manchester

H. BAILEY, M.A., Leeds; H. Y. CLAYBOURN, Bradford; Miss A. L,COOPER, Chorley; P. C. FITZGERALD, M.A., Cambridge; H. B. HIGHFIELD, Southport; J. HORNBY, Ilkley; H. IBBERSON, Barnsley; Mrs. INGAMELLS, S. W. INGLEBY. York; Rev. J. G. LANE, Bolton; D. W. F. SHILTON, Manchester ; Miss E. H. SMITH, London; Miss J. STANDEVEN, Leeds; RUSSELL J. STOREY, Ponteland, Newcastle-on-Tyne; F. TALLANT, London; Miss S. WADSWORTH, Blackpool; W. J. WALSH, Manchester.

General Secretary: H. P. WESTON, M.A.
Assistant General Secretary: DANIEL THOMPSON

Telephones: Rusholme 3278, 3229 Telegraphic Address "Holidays," Phone, Manchester

Bright emerald from the amethystian sea.
Beautiful Mona, robed in ambient air,
Isle of Sea Nymphs.


Programme & Time Table


SATURDAY: Times of Meals on the day of arrival will be found on the Notice Board.

SUNDAY: 8-30, Breakfast; 1-0. Dinner; 4-30, Tea; 8-30, Supper.
Churches: For particulars see notice board. A C.H.A. Service will be held in the evening at which a collection will be taken which will be divided between the Fresh Air Funds of London and the Provinces and the Fund of the Association for providing Free Holidays for poor folk at Rhu, Llangollen, Hope, Kirkby Lonsdale, Wharfedale, Whitby, Shanklin and Bray (see page 7).

MONDAY: 8-0, Breakfast.
Excursion: Foxdale and MarownWalk by Foxdale and Granite Mountain to Ballacallin Mooar; thence to Marown.
Return by tram from Crosby. Walking distance, 11 miles. 7-0, Dinner.

TUESDAY: 8-0, Breakfast.
Excursion : Cronk ny Iree Laa and Niarbyl Bay Walk to Patrick and by the old road to Garey and the Round Table. Ascend Cronk ny Iree Laa (1,449ft.) Descend to Niarbyl Bay. Tea at Niarbyl Bay. Return by motor to Peel. Walking distance, 13 miles 7-0, Dinner.

WEDNESDAY: 8-30, Breakfast; 1-0, Lunch; 4-30, Tea; 7-0, Dinner.
If any members like to arrange for a whole day's excursion the Manageress will arrange for lunches to be packed for them. Reasonable notice should be given to her.

I am glad when morning and evening alter the skies;
There speaks no voice of the stars but my voice replies,
When wave on wave all night cries out in its need,
I listen, I understand; my heart takes heed. -
Gearald Gould

THURSDAY: 7-30, Breakfast.
Excursion: Baldwin Valley & Ravensdale: Over the Manx Fells Train to Crosby. Walk to West Baldwin and up the valley to the Douglas reservoir. The road winds uphill through a beech wood and over Injebreck Hill. Continue along the slopes of Sartfell and Slieau Carn down to Ravensdale. Tea at Ballaugh. Return by train from Ballaugh.
Walking distance: 14 miles. 7-0, Dinner.

During dinner a delegate will be elected to represent the week's party at the Annual Meeting of the Association, to be held in Sheffield on January 7th, 1933. In that the Annual Meeting is of great value and importance in the life of the Association, guests are asked to give suitable consideration to this matter.

FRIDAY: 8-0, Breakfast.
Excursion: The Lhen, Point of Ayre and Ramsey . By motor to the Lhen Bridge via Kirkmichael, Bal-laugh and jurby, calling en route to visit Ballaugh old Church. From Lhen Bridge walk along the shore to Point of Ayre. Visit the lighthouse and return by motor to Ramsey for tea. Return by motor from Ramsey via Sulby to Peel.
Walking distance, 7 miles. 7-0, Dinner.

SATURDAY: 8-0, Breakfast;1-0, Lunch (indoors).
Important.-Guests concluding their stay are expected to vacate their rooms and have them clear of luggage by break-fast time, as the house has to be prepared for incoming guests. They are not expected to be in the house after 2-30 p.m. on the Saturday at the end of their holiday.

O summer sun. O moving trees!
O cheerfnl human noise, O busy glitter ing street! What hour shall Fate in all the future find,
Or what delights, ever to equal these:
Only to taste the warmth, the light, the wind,
Only to he alive, and feel that life is sweet?
- -Laurence Binyon

Programme Time Table

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING :: MAY 21; JUNE 4,18; JULY 2. I6, 30 : AUGUST 13. 27; SEPTEMBER 10, 24

SATURDAY and SUNDAY : See previous week's arrangements.

MONDAY: 7-30, Breakfast.
Excursion: Sharragh Vane, Kirk Michael and Glen Wyllin Train from St. Germains to Ballaugh. Walk by Ravensdale and over Killabragga and Sharragh Vane to Tholt-y-Will. Thence by track over the fells to Kirk Michael and Glen Wyllin. Tea at Glen Wyllin. Return by train from Kirk Nlichael to St. Germains. 7-0, Dinner.

TUESDAY: 8-0, Breakfast.
Excursion: South Barrule and Glen Rushen Train to Foxdale. The ascent of South Barule (1585 ft.) is along a stretch of undulating moorland and from the summit extensive and beautiful views are obtained in clear weather. Descend through Glen Rushen and Glen Mooar to Glen Maye. Tea at Glen Maye Return by the cliff path to Peel (if weather is bad the return will be made by the road).
Walking distance, 12 miles. 7-0, Dinner.

WEDNESDAY: For arrangements see previous week.

THURSDAY: 7-30, Breakfast.
Excursion: Snaefell and Sulby Glen Train from St.Germains to Sulby Bridge. Walk through Narradale and over the moorlands to the summit of Snaefell (2,034 ft.) Descend to Tholt-y-Will and through Sulby Glen. Return by train from Sulby Glen station to St. Germains. Walking distance, 12 - 13 miles-Note.-An easier alternative walk will be arranged for those not wishing to climb Snaefell.
7-I5, Dinner.

To store up the joyous hours of life and cast the others on the rubbish heap of unwanted things, is not merely a privilege but a debt we owe to ourselves and the world. -R. L. Stevenson

Election of Delegate. See note under previous Thursday.

FRIDAY: 8-0, Breakfast.
Excursion: Castletown, Port St. Mary and Port Erin By motor to Castletown, where visit Castle Rushes.
CASTLE RUSHEN-Castle Rushen is first mentioned as being occupied by the last King of Man at the end of the 13th century. It was enlarged later and, in spite of vicissitudes, is in a good state of repair. For a long time it was a stronghold of the Stanleys (Earls of Derby), who were Lords of Man. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, until Castletown ceased to be the capital of the island, Castle Rushen was the seat of administration. Housed in the castle is an interesting collection of Manx antiquities.

Proceed to Port St. Mary where party divides:
"A" Section walks by the Chasms to Cregneish, which is the site of an old Celtic village of the same name, and Spanish Head, from whence is a magnificent view across to the Calf of Man, thence to Port Erin.
Walking distance, 7 miles.
"B" Section continue by motor to Port Erin where the afternoon is spent as desired.
All return by motor from Port Erin to Peel. 7-o, Dinner.

SATURDAY: Arrangements as in previous week.


TRAVELLING.-Douglas can be reached by a variety of routes: via Liverpool, Fleetwood, Heysham and Ardrossan. Guests are recommended to book to Douglas only not through to Peel.

BUS SERVICE.-The buses of the Isle of Man Road Services Ltd. will run from Douglas Pier in connection with arriving steamers and convey passengers and luggage to the " Old Battery "road entrance. The charge is 1/3[1s 3d]per head including small hand luggage. A similar service operates in the reverse direction. Passengers using this service can send "Advance Luggage" to Peel in the ordinary way without having to actually book through to Peel.

LUGGAGE.-All luggage should be clearly addressed to "The Old Battery, Peel, I.O.M." Members are requested not to bring much luggage, particularly boxes that require two persons to carry. There is not space enough in the bed. rooms for large boxes.

THE OLD BATTERY is situated off the high road, right on the cliff. It is approached either by the promenade and cliff path, or along the Ramsey road and by cart road on left in front of row of houses called the "Headlands."

GUESTS ARRIVING FOR LUNCH on Saturdays are asked to notify the Manageress at least one day in advance.

BOATING.-Persons are accepted as members of the holiday only on condition that they will not indulge in boating except they be accompanied by a licensed boatman and in a licensed boat. Neither boats nor boatmen along this coast are licensed.

BATHERS, whether swimmers or not, are asked in the interests of safety to keep together as much as possible. No bathing shall take place on excursions, except it be with the knowledge of the Host and in the company of a capable swimmer.

DARK ROOM. -There is a dark room for photographers under the men's sleeping quarters.

EXCURSIONS. A set of coupons is issued for the week's excursions and the cost of these covers train fares, conveyances, if any, and lunch or tea drinkables. Unused coupons are refunded at their full value when excursions are officially cancelled.

GROUP PHOTOGRAPH.-At most centres arrangements will be made with a local photographer to take a group photograph early in the week at a moderate charge.

MUSIC.-When packing luggage, remember that we have informal sing-songs in the common roots.If you sing or play, please bring music with yon.
A COLLAPSIBLE DRINKING CUP will be found very useful.
MORNING PRAYERS are held on excursion days a quarter of an hour before breakfast; on off-days and Sundays after breakfast. Attendance is optional.

BATHS.-Free. Application for hot baths to be made to the Manageress.
A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING upon the following points will secure the comfort of the party without the enforcement of rules:

1. All weeks begin with Saturday's tea and end with Saturday's lunch, which may be obtained packed for train journeys if desired. Meals outside this period. or additional to those shown on the programme, will be charged extra.
2. Complaints, suggestions and difficulties should be referred to the Host or one of the Hostesses. The Host is the representative of the General Committee while at the centre.
3. The Hosts, Hostesses and Lecturers are honorary helpers, and they rely upon the co-operation of the whole party in carrying out the arrangements of the centre.
4. Strict adherence tot he meal and other times mentioned in the programme is expected. The retiring hour is 10-30 PM.
5. Assist in maintaining the good name of the Association by treating the country with the reverence due to natural beauty. Do not thoughtlessly root up wild flowers, or leave gates open. After lunch gather up and burn or bury all paper or other litter.
6. When members are away from the party at mid-day they are expected to provide their own lunches.
7. The mid-day lunch has to be carried in light knapsacks. and each gentle-man is expected to take his turn in carrying them.
8. No intoxicants are allowed in the houses used by the Association.

LECTURES.-A Lecturer will be appointed for certain weeks at most of the Centres. When no such appointment has been made, occasional evening lec-tures, debates and other gatherings of interest will be arranged for those who wish to attend. Members who are able to give informal talks on literary, archaological or social subjects, or to introduce discussions, are invited to notify the Host.

BOOKS. -A library of books of local and general interest will be found at the centre.

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION.--The Committee offer prizes of C.H.A. holidays to the value given below, for photos taken at the centres, reminiscent of incidents or scenes in the holiday life of the present summer. The amounts named will be credited at any centre or centres the winners may select at any time up to October 31st, 1933

A. For the best pictorial set of 6 contact prints (unmounted), developed and printed by competitor :-
1st Value - £3 3s. 0d. 2nd Value - £2 2s. 0d. 3rd Value - £1 1s. 0d.
B. For the three best pictorial enlargements (unmounted) from members' own negatives, toned or untoned, size not less than 6 by 4 and not more than 15 by 12:-
1st Value - £2 2s. 0d. 2nd Value - £1 1s. 0d.
C. For the best set of 6 contact prints (unmounted), which the competitor may have handed to a professional photographer for finishing, i.e., developing and printing.
1st Value-£2 2s. 0d. 2nd Value-£1 10s. 0d. 3rd Value -£1 1s. 0d.

Competitors in classes A and C must clearly indicate for which class their entry is submitted.


1. The Association shall have the right to retain successful prints and to make reproductions from the successful negatives.
2. All work submitted shall be, through every process in its production, the unaided work of the competitor, except as specified for class C.
3. The title of each picture shall be written on the back thereof, but the name of the competitor must not appear.
4. Entries for competitions must be sent in to the Photo Secretary at the Head Office by November 11th.
5. The competitions shall be restricted to amateurs.
6. The decision of the judges (appointed by the Association) shall be accepted as final.
7 Members may enter for all competitions, but cannot take prizes in more than one, nor can prizes be taken in the same class by the same competitor in two successive years.
8. If in the opinion of the judges the quality of the work submitted or the numberof entries in any class does not warrant the full number of prizes being given, they retain the right to withhold one or more prizes.

The Association claims the right to retain all prints submitted for exhibition purposes until after the Re-Unions (end of February), after which they will be mounted in the albums for use at the different centres, unless specially desired to be returned.

ESSAY COMPETITION.-Prizes are also offered for essays, not exceeding 650 words, relating incidents or experiences of the holidays during the current year, or on matters of general interest to holiday makers, such as the protection of foothpaths or the preservation of the beauty of the countryside. These are to be sent in not later than October 31. Ist Prize, o2 2s. od. ; 2nd Prize, oi ios. od. ; 3rd Prize, oi is. od. ; which amounts will be credited to the winners at any centre or centres they may select at any time up to October 31st, 1933.

LANTERN SLIDES.-The Association has a large stock of excellent lantern slides, which will be lent gratuitously to members for use at lectures, social meetings, etc. Write to the Photographic Secretary, at the Head Office.

CONTRIBUTIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHS for insertion in the albums at the various centres will be heartily welcomed. They should, be sent to the General Secretary.

DOMESTIC HELPERS.-The Association adopts a scheme of staffing and managing our Guest-Houses which accords with the fraternal spirit underlying the movement, and thereby obtains for us the sympathetic assistance of intelligent and capable women in this department of our work. The helpers are received into the Guest-Houses on a footing of equality with the guests. They have fixed hours of leisure and service, a fair wage, and when they are not on duty are enabled to take part in the holiday life of the centres. Ladies may obtain full details of the Domestic Helper Scheme on application to the Secretary to the Domestic Committee at the Head Office.

FREE HOLIDAYS.-The proceeds of the Sunday collections last summer at all the centres, amounted to o1,429. One hundred anti seventeen pounds of this was allotted to Children's Fresh Air Funds in various large towns. Theremainder was set apart to provide hospitality in our own Guest-Houses for poor people in ,the autumn and spring. The money collected this year will be used in the same way, and members of the Association have power to nominate two guests. Nomination forms can be had from the Secretary at the centre, or on application to the Head Office.

RE-UNIONS of Guests who meet on holidays at this centre will be held at Hope on December 3rd; at Tolmer's Hall, 141 Drummond St., London, N.W. I, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th; and at Birch Heys, Fallowfield, Manchester, on March 4th, 1933. Bookings for the week-end at Hope should be sent to the Manageress. For the London Re-Unions, notification should be sent to Mr. Fred Tallant at Telmer's Hall, and for the Manchester Re-Unions, to the Social Secretary at Birch Heys.

The remainer of the Booklet was a substantial collection of "Songs of Faith, Nature and Comradeship


Any comments, errors or omissions gratefully received The Editor
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