Looking Back

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.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, July 1

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, July 1

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.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, June 24

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, June 24

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): A sudden crop of scarecrows popped up in front gardens in Wootton Bridge

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, June 3

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, June 3

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.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 27

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 27

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ten years ago (Pictured):Almost 36 years after his death following an appearance at the great Afton Down IW Festival of 1970, guitar hero Jimi Hendrix was brought back to the scene of his last major live appearance.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, May 20

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, May 20

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): The Duke of Edinburgh, whisked to the Island by helicopter, officially opened the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Jubilee Haven, presented a pennant to a sea cadet unit and named a new hovercraft — all in one flying visit.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 13, 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 13, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LOOKING BACKTen years ago: (Pictured) The first Cowes Samba Festival brought a touch of the Caribbean to the town. The fiesta featured 250 performers and there were also workshops in a variety of activities, including circus skills, samba dance and drumming.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 6, 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 6, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ten years ago (pictured): A salty sea dog was making waves at Shanklin, lapping up the swell of attention her surfing antics generate.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 22 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 22 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LOOKING BACK 10 Years Ago : Pictured A rare part-coloured bat was discovered on the Island by a group of line dancers, who spotted it in the rafters of Freshwater Parish Hall.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 15 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 15 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: More than 700 spectators at Brighstone watched the re-enactment of the death on the cross of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 1 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 1 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LOOKING BACK Twenty-four schools and all the Island’s libraries and social services offices were shut by a local government workers’ strike.

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