Isle of Man tourism in its heyday

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In its heyday back at the turn of the 19th Century, the Isle of Man was a popular getaway for rich British families.

With its world famous horse trams and sweeping bay, Douglas was once home to a string of thriving guesthouses and hotels.

By the 1960s the island had become a destination for working class families from the north of England.

BBC Isle of Man has been taking a look back at the island's tourism industry which has been an important part of the local economy for over a century.

Archive footage courtesy of The Manx Museum.

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