Our own history


The trust was set up in the Isle of Man in 2009 through a legacy left by R.E. Silletto.  Reg Silletto was a long term resident of IOM and was Chair of the Friends of Manx National Heritage for more than 20 years, actively involved in the development of that small island's impressive heritage sector.  The family are delighted to be able to continue his work by encouraging good practice and innovation through this award.

Archibald Knox

Manx Arts and Crafts Designer 1864 - 1933

The award is a pewter basket created by the Arts and Crafts designer, Archibald Knox.  Knox was born in the Isle of Man and later was recognised as one of the foremost designers of  this period, producing many beautiful pieces for Liberty's of London.  The winner can hold and display this piece for a year.

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Archibald Knox: Pewter Basket