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President of Tynwald welcomes Lord Raglan

Lord Raglan and President of Tynwald. Picture Paul Dougherty Tynwald Senschal

The President of Tynwald, the Hon Clare Christian, has welcomed Lord Raglan to the Legislative Buildings.

Lord Raglan’s grandfather, the third Baron, served as the Island’s Lieutenant Governor from 1902 to 1918 and was a pivotal figure in the origins of the TT, securing legislation in 1904 to permit the closure of Manx public roads to allow car racing trials to be held.

Madam President said: ‘I was delighted to welcome Lord Raglan and to show him around the Chambers where his grandfather had presided. We discussed some of the issues which were pertinent at the time and during our conversation he recounted with great pride how the Manx national anthem “O Land of our Birth” had been dedicated to his grandmother in 1907.’

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The President of Tynwald, the Hon Clare Christian, is pictured with the sixth Baron Raglan. Between them is a portrait of Lord Raglan’s grandfather, the third Baron, as Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man. (Picture Paul Dougherty, Tynwald Seneschal)

For further information contact:
Jonathan King
Deputy Clerk of Tynwald
Legislative Buildings, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3PW
Tel: 01624 686303
Email:
j.king@tynwald.org.im

Published - 08/10/2013