Monday, September 19, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (pictured): An unusual fish mistook the IW for Brazil when it was caught off Sandown by Ventnor fisherman Geoff Blake.
Monday, September 12, 2016
LOOKING BACKTen years ago (pictured): SAM the labrador former police sniffer dog became a blood donor.
Monday, September 5, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten year ago (Pictured): Six rickshaws were introduced to Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): The different customs and way of life of people on the IW compared to one of Japan’s biggest islands, Hokkaido, were put under scrutiny by Japanese journalist Mitsuhisa Asaoka, left.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): A pair of tigers were moved into new enclosure at the IW Zoo with roaring success.
Monday, August 15, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): Beach soccer team the Wight Stripes won Europe’s biggest competition, the Wightlink Cup, after just two seasons.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (pictured): Dame Ellen MacArthur came ashore from a tough day of corporate sailing in The Solent to officially open the new Trinity Landing at Cowes.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
LOOKING BACK TEN years ago (Pictured). The first commercial flight from the Island to central London was preparing to take off from the IW Airport at Sandown.
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.