Tuesday, July 19, 2016
LOOKING BACKTen years ago: Around 40 passers-by joined in to create a piece of community art during Ryde Arts Festival Week.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: A delegation of sports officials and politicians learnt the Island’s bid to host the 2011 Island Games had been successful.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: More than 20 tiny tots took part in a half-mile toddle around Sandown, in aid of children’s charity Barnardo’s.
Youngsters from Bright Sparks Parent and Toddler Group, dressed in pink and purple, paraded their home-made pom poms between Sandown Pier and Rainbow Park as part of the annual Barnardo’s Big Toddle.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): A sudden crop of scarecrows popped up in front gardens in Wootton Bridge
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): The heroics of England’s 1966 World Cup winning team were to be relived at the annual Brading Day celebrations.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Ten years ago (Pictured):Almost 36 years after his death following an appearance at the great Afton Down IW Festival of 1970, guitar hero Jimi Hendrix was brought back to the scene of his last major live appearance.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): The Duke of Edinburgh, whisked to the Island by helicopter, officially opened the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Jubilee Haven, presented a pennant to a sea cadet unit and named a new hovercraft — all in one flying visit.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
LOOKING BACKTen years ago: (Pictured) The first Cowes Samba Festival brought a touch of the Caribbean to the town. The fiesta featured 250 performers and there were also workshops in a variety of activities, including circus skills, samba dance and drumming.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Ten years ago (pictured): A salty sea dog was making waves at Shanklin, lapping up the swell of attention her surfing antics generate.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
LOOKING BACK 10 Years Ago : Pictured A rare part-coloured bat was discovered on the Island by a group of line dancers, who spotted it in the rafters of Freshwater Parish Hall.
Monday, April 18, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: More than 700 spectators at Brighstone watched the re-enactment of the death on the cross of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
LOOKING BACK Twenty-four schools and all the Island’s libraries and social services offices were shut by a local government workers’ strike.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
LOOKING BACKTen years ago: The sailing-training ship TS Royalist ran aground while on an exercise off Newton Creek.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: In the week the first hosepipe ban since 1976 was introduced, a burst water main occurred at the junction of Winston Avenue and Coach House Lane, Binstead.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: David Edwards was looking forward to branching out into his green hobby in his partial retirement.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
RESCUE dogs from the Island played a part in agility demonstrations at Crufts. Paddy, an eight-year-old bearded collie cross, two-year-old border collies Tasha and Bryannie and 21-month old border collie Katie were to take part in the agility demonstrations with other rescue dogs from around the country.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: The difference Linda Baker made to the lives of many vulnerable Islanders, as well as tsunami victims in Thailand, was marked with a special award.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: A landmark tree, which had been part of a Newport street scene for decades, was felled.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Ten years ago: The Island gained its own fully trained team equipped and ready to mount a rescue similar to one that saved a whale in the Thames the weekend before.
Monday, January 18, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: A young animal lover, concerned about the treatment of racing greyhounds, organised a sponsored silence with nine of her Year 5 friends for one hour during a school lunch break.