Friday, February 28, 2014
WIGHT LIVING THE story of the West Wight Sports Centre goes back more than half a century, when a group of parents had the germ of an idea that was to grow and flourish.
Friday, February 14, 2014
WIGHT LIVING AUGUST 2014 will see the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, which lasted from August 1914 to November 1918.
Friday, February 7, 2014
WIGHT LIVING AS PEOPLE live longer, there can scarcely be a family untouched by dementia.
Friday, February 7, 2014
THIS ISLAND LIFE CONCLUSIONS are not things to which I jump willy-nilly but there are times when the wary head must be placed above the shaky parapet.
Friday, January 31, 2014
WIGHT LIVING ROYAL Navy veteran Ian Gordon is probably one of a select few able to share his tales of survival after he served on two ships that were sunk during the Second World War.
Friday, January 24, 2014
WIGHT LIVING THE canon ‘parachuted’ in to save a Ryde church is well used to firing broadsides across the bows of the church authorities — so why, in ‘retirement’, should things be any different?
Friday, January 17, 2014
WIGHT LIVING LISTENING to the recent storm-force gales thrashing the bedroom window has reminded me of a similar time of storms — December 1889 and January 1890.
Friday, January 10, 2014
WIGHT LIVING AT times, over the past few weeks, it has felt as if the Island has been under siege.
Friday, January 3, 2014
WIGHT LIVING NATIONALLY, the collective pub glass is, pessimistically, more than half empty — and draining fast.
Friday, December 27, 2013
WIGHT LIVING THE face of Island education has changed almost beyond recognition over the past two years — and it’s not going to stop any time soon.
Friday, December 13, 2013
WIGHT LIVING DESPITE increasing awareness of the problems caused by the cold, there was still a shocking statistic last winter. More than 31,000 older people died, cold and miserable, and the Island was not immune from the icy death grip.
Friday, December 6, 2013
WIGHT LIVING IMAGINE a time when the Island was the cultural heart of the country, the place where the great minds of the day chose to spend their time and where curious crowds waited for hours at a time to catch a glimpse of revolutionaries and poets.
Friday, November 29, 2013
WIGHT LIVING THE distance between one island and another 7,000 miles away is being bridged by love, care and very practical support.
Friday, November 15, 2013
WIGHT LIVING FIRST it was Saunders Roe, then it was the British Hovercraft Corporation, then Westland Aerospace and now it is GKN.
Friday, November 8, 2013
WIGHT LIVING THERE is little room for grey in the wind energy debate.
Like a giant fan blade slicing through the air, wind turbines have divided communities and aroused huge passions.
Friday, November 1, 2013
WIGHT LIVING CARISBROOKE Castle is the closest the Island has to the history of England in one building.
Friday, October 25, 2013
WIGHT LIVING IT STARTED with a trickle and could develop into a flood of huge proportions — services and jobs flowing to the mainland.
Increasingly services, which we take for granted as the very backbone of Island life, are now not run from here.
Friday, October 18, 2013
WIGHT LIVING SOMETIMES an author’s ‘back story’ is as interesting as the book itself and Dr Dave Sloggett’s back story is an intriguing one.
Friday, October 11, 2013
WIGHT LIVING THE Island may be brimming with heritage but it is a cup half empty in the eyes of English Heritage, which has produced a less than optimistic report on the state of it.
Friday, October 4, 2013
WIGHT LIVING BOAT and ship building on the Wight must date back to the creation of the Island itself around 8,000 years ago.