Wednesday, January 21, 2015
LOOKING BACK A look at Isle of Wight History, as revealed through the pages of the Isle of Wight County Press.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
LOOKING BACK EVEN tigers enjoy turkey at Christmas — feathers and all.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
LOOKING BACK TEN years ago: Essential repairs to the St Thomas of Canterbury Church, in Terminus Road, Cowes, were to help preserve it for another 200 years.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
LOOKING BACK THE approach to the West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater, was made more interesting and welcoming, thanks to the introduction of a trio of sculptures designed by local teenagers.
Friday, November 14, 2014
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Pig manure and fertility rites at midnight secured a monster pumpkin treat for Stuart Pierce.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
100 Years Ago - October 31, 1914
Soldiers staying at Golden Hill Fort, Freshwater, were suffering from severe colds and rheumatism after having to live under canvas while their accommodation was being finished.
The constant traffic into the camp had turned the slopes they were camping on into a quagmire.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
LOOKING BACKTEN years ago: In the Binstead home of Alan Records stood a model of one of the greatest warships in British history, complete with 37 sails and 100 cannon.
Friday, October 24, 2014
LOOKING BACK TEN years ago: A fish normally eaten in Mediterranean restaurants was predicted to become a regular feature of Isle of Wight menus.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: A Cowes pub proved size was important.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
LOOKING BACKTen years ago: A lifetime working on the Island railways came to an end for a Ryde man, after 50 years of service.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: The County Press teamed up with one of Britain’s major charities which helps bring relief to cancer sufferers and their families.
Friday, September 12, 2014
LOOKING BACKTEN years ago: Two images were created by a concerned Islander to show the impact of an IW Council £13 million road scheme on Niton Undercliff.
Friday, September 5, 2014
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: HUNDREDS of proud supporters turned out to cheer Island Olympic sailing double-gold medal winner Shirley Robertson and her team back to Cowes.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago:Seaview residents marched with placards along the seafront footpath and bridleway by Pier Street in protest against developers...
Friday, August 22, 2014
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago
100 Years Ago - August 22, 1914
The centre of the IW County Press’s front page featured a large advertisement from the Lt Col of the Princess Beatrice IW Rifles.
Friday, August 15, 2014
LOOKING BACK 100 Years Ago - August 15, 1914
ROYAL assent was given in the House of Lords to the South Western and IW Junction Railway Act, which gave powers in connection with the construction of a Solent tunnel.
Friday, August 1, 2014
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago August 1, 1914
TWO alleged Dutch spies were arrested under the Official Secrets Act at Freshwater.
Friday, July 25, 2014
LOOKING BACK100 Years Ago - July 25, 1914
THE MD of Harrods Stores, who had recently purchased Osborne Cottage, bought the adjoining Norris Castle and its extensive grounds.
Friday, July 18, 2014
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago NEWPORT’S mayor was inundated with advertisements of various poisons and contrivances for destroying rats after he led a discussion advocating an organised campaign for the extermination of rats in the borough.
Friday, July 11, 2014
LOOKING BACK 100 Years Ago - July 11, 1914
NOTABLE globe-trotter Monsieur Joseph Aira Hugo, who was going round the world on foot, made himself known to market visitors during a trip to Newport.