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Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

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.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history

Looking back at Isle of Wight history

Friday, November 14, 2014

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Pig manure and fertility rites at midnight secured a monster pumpkin treat for Stuart Pierce.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LOOKING BACK
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.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight

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.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

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.

Looking back at Isle of Wight History

Looking back at Isle of Wight History

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: A Cowes pub proved size was important.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

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.

Looking back for September 26

Looking back for September 26

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.

Looking Back for September 12

Looking Back for September 12

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.

Looking Back for September 5

Looking Back for September 5

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.

Looking back for August 29

Looking back for August 29

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...

Looking Back for August 22

Friday, August 22, 2014

LOOKING BACK
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.

Looking back for August 15

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.

Looking back for August 1

Friday, August 1, 2014

LOOKING BACK
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.

Looking back for July 25

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.

Looking Back for July 18

Friday, July 18, 2014

LOOKING BACK
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.

Looking back for July 11, 2014

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.

Looking back for June 27

Friday, June 27, 2014

LOOKING BACK
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago

100 Years Ago - June 27, 1914
FOLLOWING a crash between a Ryde passenger steamer and a torpedo boat in Portsmouth Harbour, the Admiralty sought damages.

Looking Back for June 20, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

LOOKING BACK
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago

100 Years Ago - June 20, 1914
A LABOURER spent two days stranded in a boat with a broken leg.

Looking Back for June 13

Friday, June 13, 2014

LOOKING BACK
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago
100 Years Ago - June 13, 1914
A YOUNG woman who fainted twice in the street was very effectively revived by the use of an electric fan.

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