Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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.
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.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Ten years ago: The possibility of grand prix motocross on the Island was thrown into doubt after a cash crisis.
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.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: A new round-the-Island record was set by a Lamborghini-powered catamaran. The vessel, Negotiator, reached a top speed of 138mph and Plymouth man Chris Parsonage set a time of 32 minutes 22 seconds — an average speed of 111mph.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: An historic discovery, believed to be an Iron Age causeway, was unearthed by workers on a conservation project.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
LOOKING BACK 50 YEARS AGO: Martin Boswell stood among the impressive results after he decided to grow sweetcorn on 30 acres of land at Mersley Farm, Newchurch, as an experiment, to cater for the ready-made American air base market in the South of England.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Aspiring vet Ellie Tappenden was answering the call of the wild and jetting off after winning a competition in a national newspaper.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
LOOKING BACKTen years ago: Liam Bennett tastes a locust in the Isle of Wight Zoo’s bushtucker trial, presided over by I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here competitor and spoon-bender Uri Geller, who made a £1,500 donation to the zoo.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
LOOKING BACK THE story of a young man who punched a prince was immortalised in a sculpture at East Cowes.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
LOOKING BACK 100 Years Ago - July 24, 1915
There was an unusual bathing fatality in Sandown, of a soldier who had been with his regiment for only six weeks.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Eighty-five Harley Davidsons made an impressive sight and sound on a ride-out taking in most of the Island’s sights.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
EACH week we look back at Isle of Wight history and heritage, using the Isle of Wight County Press Archive.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
LOOKING BACKEACH week we look back at Isle of Wight history and heritage, using the Isle of Wight County Press Archive.