Looking Back

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.

Looking Back at Island history, November 13

Looking Back at Island history, November 13

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

LOOKING BACK
100 Years Ago - November 13, 1915

East Cowes lost one of its most popular residents in Mr Isaac Arnold, who died just days after the death of his sister.

Looking back at Isle of Wight History, November 6, 2015

Looking back at Isle of Wight History, November 6, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

LOOKING BACKTen years ago: Children at Stepping Stones Pre-School, Brading, learnt about road safety when their playground was turned into a makeshift town, complete with traffic lights and a petrol station.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, October 30

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, October 30

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: The largest hoard of Iron Age coins ever found on the Island has been unearthed by metal detectors.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, October 23

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, October 23

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

LOOKING BACKTen years ago: Colin Booth, dressed as a giant duck, leads a march to raise money for the Meningitis Trust.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, October 16

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, October 16

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Around 50 West Wight residents put their stamina to the test by taking part in a 24-hour charity cycle ride on exercise bikes.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, October 9

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, October 9

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Young competitors in the British junior conker championships, held at Blackgang Chine, were banned from bringing in their own conkers in case they doctored them with varnish or vinegar.

Looking back at Isle of Wight History, October 2

Looking back at Isle of Wight History, October 2

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

LOOKING BACK
Ten years ago: Four important archaeological finds were threatened to be taken away from the Island as money was not available to buy them for public display.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, September 25

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, September 25

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Police used a mobile phone camera to help identify a landmine that washed ashore at Ventnor.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history, September 18

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history, September 18

Monday, September 21, 2015

Ten years ago: The possibility of grand prix motocross on the Island was thrown into doubt after a cash crisis.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history, September 11

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history, September 11

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ten years ago: Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant took a swipe at Newport-born singer Craig Douglas in an edition of Uncut magazine, by asking what English boy aged 13 or 14 could get excited about British pop music of the 50s and early 60s.

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