Looking Back

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, May 20

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, May 20

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 13, 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 13, 2016

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 6, 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 6, 2016

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 22 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 22 2016

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 15 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 15 2016

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 1 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 1 2016

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.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, March 24, 2016

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, March 24, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

LOOKING BACKTen years ago: The sailing-training ship TS Royalist ran aground while on an exercise off Newton Creek.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, March 18

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, March 18

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, March 11

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, March 11

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, March 4

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, March 4

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, February 5

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, February 5

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, January 29

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, January 29

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, January 22

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, January 22

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

LOOKING BACK
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.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, January 15

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, January 15

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.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, January 8

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, January 8

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Youngsters at Wootton Primary School buried a time capsule under their new classroom.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, December 24, 2015

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, December 24, 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

LOOKING BACK TEN years ago: Hunt supporters were out in force to mark the first Boxing Day hunt since the national foxhunting ban in February.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, December 18

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, December 18

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: The IW crazy duck race raised £20,000 to spread between a number of Island charities.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight History, December 4

Looking Back at Isle of Wight History, December 4

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

LOOKING BACK100 Years Ago - December 4, 1915

Two St Helens boys were charged with ill-treating a kitten by throwing, kicking and caning the creature.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history, November 27, 2015

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history, November 27, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ten years ago: Young swimmers on the Island had the opportunity to meet a swimming legend.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history, November 20

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history, November 20

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

LOOKING BACKTen years ago: Classrooms at Newchurch Primary School were alive with Pudsey faces, as pupils raised money for Children in Need.

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