Peel Heritage Trust was a key sponsor for Peel 2011, a project that recorded images of over 130 shops and shop keepers in and around Peel at the end of July 2011.
This will become an ever more valuable record of Peel as time passes. Peel 2011 website.
Following from the success of this project, three further projects were carried out in Port Erin and Laxey in 2012, and Port St Mary in 2013, and funding is being sought to complete the whole Island over the next few years.
The main current project for the Trust is the display (near
to the harbour bridge) to pay respect to the Isle of Man
which served Peel from 1873 until 1968.
The Trust has
organised over 250 events relating to the social,
economic and architectural history of Peel and the Isle
We currently host around a dozen
each year comprising outdoor visits and walks in the summer,
and a series of lectures in the winter. The 'Secret Gardens
of Peel' are opened to the public every couple of years,
bringing hundreds of visitors to the town.
The Trust is managed by a Committee
of 6 elected members and representatives from Peel Town Commissioners,
the MHK for Peel and a number of co-opted members.
The Committee meets monthly to organise
the work of the Trust. A planning sub-committee considers
all Peel planning applications and comments to DoLGE when
The Peel City Guardian newspaper was first published in 1882 and brought news and information to the west of the Island until 2001. There was then a three-year gap until owners, Ian and Clare Faulds, gave the rights to the title to Peel Heritage Trust.
The newspaper restarted in April 2004 on a non-profit making basis, as a quarterly publication, which continues to the present day. The editor, production manager, writers and photographers are volunteers, working to produce what was then the Isle of Man’s only regional newspaper.
The paper is not currently being produced whilst a new editor is sought.