Raising a Glass or Two to William Milner

With this year marking 150years of Milner’s Tower in Port Erin, Bushy’s have launched their limited edition special brew to celebrate the landmark anniversary.

Launched at the Bay Hotel, which itself is marking 140 years since it opened, the first pint was poured by 99-year-old war veteran James Fenton.

Before the pouring of the first pint, Hugh Davidson of Rushen Heritage Trust made a short speech providing some details about Milner and the tower, as well as listing some upcoming events which are designed to celebrate to life of William Milner who, despite his importance to Port Erin, little was known about RHT began researching his life.

Gef also spoke to RHT’s John Quirk, Hugh and Martin about how Bushy’s got involved with the celebrations of Milner’s Tower and the work that went into researching William Milner.

As well as this launch, there are other events to celebrate the life of William Milner in the coming days and weeks:

Saturday, October 9th – 3pm at St Catherine’s Church, Port Erin – the Milner Memorial Service.
Saturday, October 16th – 3pm outside Milner Towers, Station Road, Port Erin (across the road from the Falcon’s Nest Hotel) – unveiling of the plaque to Milner on the exterior wall of Milner Towers, marking the 150th anniversary – Milner Towers is built on the site of Milner’s home, The Rest.
Wednesday, October 20th – 6.30pm at St Catherine’s Church Hall, Port Erin – official opening of the exhibition Milner: The Man & The Tower.

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