Looking Back

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, January 6

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, January 6

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (pictured): The opening of a bus shelter may not normally seem worthy of celebration but for the residents of Crossways, Bembridge, it was a special moment.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, December 30

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, December 30

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

LOOKING BACK
100 Years Ago - December 30, 1916
A FEW lucky few soldiers were back home for Christmas, taking a rest after the horrors of The Somme.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight December 16

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight December 16

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

LOOKING BACK
Ten years ago: David and Doreen Perkis became proud grandparents twice within the space of just two hours.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight November 25

Looking back at the Isle of Wight November 25

Thursday, December 1, 2016

LOOKING BACK
50 years ago: A car which spent 20 years buried in a garden was unearthed from its tomb after finding a new owner.
The car was buried following a disagreement the previous owner had with his wife, who was displeased with having to sit in the footwell on long journeys around the country.
Converted from a motor-tricycle, the 1901 De Dion Bouton Quad had the distinction of being the oldest car on the Island and would hit speeds as high as 4mph.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight November 18 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight November 18 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

LOOKING BACK
Ten years ago: A species of moth new to Britain was identified on the Island.
It was discovered by Totland entomologist Sam Knill-Jones, who originally thought it to be unremarkable until sharing it with fellow expert, Steve Pittis.
Mr Knill-Jones gave it an English name, the sorcerer, which he hoped would be adopted.
Ten years later and his legacy is very much intact as the Sorcerer Aedia Leucomelas.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight history, November 11 2016

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight history, November 11 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

LOOKING BACK
25 years ago: Council tractors became trapped by the tide in Ryde harbour after a simple job for Medina Council went awry.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight November 4 2016

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight November 4 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LOOKING BACK
Ten years ago: An application to build a wind farm at Wellow was turned down by IW councillors.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight October 28 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight October 28 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LOOKING BACK
Ten years ago: Youth football club Rew Valley was awarded a Community Action Award despite being established for only five months.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, October 14 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, October 14 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

LOOKING BACK Two llamas joined Somerton Middle School on their sponsored walk for the Worldwide Fund for Nature.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, October 7 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, October 7 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

TEN?Years Ago: Youngsters at Ryde Junior School tucked into a big breakfast in aid of the BBC Radio Solent Daisy Appeal.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, September 16, 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, September 16, 2016

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.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, September 9, 2016

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, September 9, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

LOOKING BACKTen years ago (pictured): SAM the labrador former police sniffer dog became a blood donor.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, September 2

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, September 2

Monday, September 5, 2016

LOOKING BACK Ten year ago (Pictured): Six rickshaws were introduced to Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, August 26

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, August 26

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, August 19

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, August 19

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, August 12

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, August 12

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.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, August 5 2016

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, August 5 2016

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, July 22 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, July 22 2016

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, July 15 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, July 15 2016

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.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, July 8, 2016

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, July 8, 2016

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.

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