Port St Mary 2013
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The aim of Port St Mary 2013 is to create a lasting record of Post St Mary businesses in the summer of 2013.
The shops and their environment of a town are an important part of its character and are ever changing. Dramatic changes have been observed over recent years with a number of small independent shops closing for good. Businesses continue to come and go, and whilst photography is quick, cheap and plentiful these days, it is also transient, particularly in digital format, and so we wanted to create a systematic record that can be preserved for the future.
We collect brief information about businesses as well as photographing them. Of particular interest for the future is the data on numbers and roles of workers and the extent they live within the town boundary. We photograph their exteriors, where possible with representative staff included, and interiors of premises where permission is gained.
The data and images from this project are, in addition to appearing on this website, archived in the Manx Museum and made available to the public.
Read about the sister projects:

Peel 2011: BBC Isle of Man | Peel City Guardian, August 2011 edition | IoM Today | Isle of Man Examiner, October 11th 2011 | Manx Tails, November 2011 edition | Peel City Guardian, January 2012 edition.
Port Erin 2012: Isle of Man Examiner, June 2012: Snapshots of Port Erin life
Laxey 2012: Isle of Man Examiner, July 2012: A moment in time
Sponsors:
Chris Littler Webdesign Manx Heritage Foundation
Chris Littler Webdesign Manx Heritage Foundation
Project managed by:
archivephotography.co.uk  
archivephotography.co.uk  
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