Despite this being the tourist season there is no mention of the Douglas Bay Horse Trams, the Manx Electric Railway, or the Snaefell Mountain Railway , we are advised that “Buses meet all the steamers” and there is a “special service of express carriages in connection with air services” to and from Ronaldsway Airport. It was about this time that I made my first aeroplane journey, and my only visit to the Isle of Man. I remember very little about it, save that the aircraft was a biplane (I assume now, some kind of DeHaviland) and the seats were made of wickerwork, just like those in the conservatory at home. Of the Island itself, I remember nothing, but then I was only about four years old…
The notice of conditions on the pamphlet displays a strange obsession with dogs, dealing with which takes up about a quarter of the space, “Small dogs may be carried at owner’s risk at 4d each per single journey on any route, provided they are clean and are not a nuisance or cause inconvenience to passengers, and provided that there is sufficient accommodation to carry them conveniently. The Company reserves the right to refuse to carry any dog”. It rather looks like veiled advice that Rover had better be left at home!
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