The Boarding House Project has been undertaken for the Foundation by John Beckerson. Over 2,500 pages of oral history have been transcribed from interviews conducted in 1999-2000 with people who were involved in all aspects of the visiting trade on the Isle of Man during the 20th century. A huge wealth of personal photographs has also been identified and digitally copied. This invaluable archive of material from the Island's most important industry will be available to future researchers in the Manx National Heritage library. A lavishly illustrated book by John Beckerson is in preparation.
If you would like to read the transcriptions of some of the interviews, click on the link below to access our media archive: