[from Proc IoMNH&ASoc vol2 #2 1923]


There were 18 members and 4 visitors at the meeting. Miss E. Taylor was elected a member.

The President expressed the deep sense of loss felt by the Society in the death of Miss Sophia Morrison, who had been doing such excellent work, particularly in regard to folklore and the old customs of the Manx people; also in the death of Mr. Macmillan, who had taken an active interest in their Archaeological Section.

Canon Quine then delivered an Address on `The Roman Survey of the Isle of Man,' illustrated by sketch-maps. He claimed that the Cronks, hitherto believed to have been burial places or fortifications; were really artificial mounds used by the Roman engineers to assist in the triangulation and plotting out of lands; they were found at regular distances of Roman miles in proper alignment, and the connecting lines formed regular parallelograms and triangles when tested on the Ordnance Map. He regarded certain Manx place-names as corruptions of old Latin designations derived from Roman emperors, goddesses and heroes.

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