18th July 1644

When you leave Ramsey on the coast road, and take the left turn to Maughold, the road crosses the tram track and then drops down through Port-e-Vullen.

In a garden on the left hand side of the road there is a black marble memorial stone with an inscription carved on it in white.The inscription reads:

It was at
this spot
18th July 1644
that nothing happened

For once there is nothing more to be said!


Chris Thorpe

Chris Thorpe is a respected independent lawyer in the upstream oil and gas industry, and an established lecturer and author. Chris has a LLB in law from Magdalene College, Cambridge and trained as a barrister in London. He worked for eight years' as an in-house lawyer for BP and Marathon. Since 1991, Chris has run his own upstream legal practice, CPTL, which has acted for many upstream clients. He has extensive experience of international upstream transactions, principally in the North Sea, the FSU, Africa and the Middle East. Chris has spoken at many UK and International Conferences and Seminars, both public and in-house. His most popular current lecture is Fundamental of Upstream Petroleum Agreements, a two-day course with accompanying book.