Thursday, December 1, 2016
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.
Monday, November 21, 2016
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.
Monday, November 14, 2016
25 years ago: Council tractors became trapped by the tide in Ryde harbour after a simple job for Medina Council went awry.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Ten years ago: An application to build a wind farm at Wellow was turned down by IW councillors.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Ten years ago: Youth football club Rew Valley was awarded a Community Action Award despite being established for only five months.
Monday, October 17, 2016
LOOKING BACK Two llamas joined Somerton Middle School on their sponsored walk for the Worldwide Fund for Nature.
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.
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.