Wight Living

White’s on the Wight

White’s on the Wight

Friday, July 11, 2014

WIGHT LIVING FROM 1800 to 1965, the White’s shipyards of Cowes were the Isle of Wight's greatest manufacturing company.

Meet the koan ranger!

Meet the koan ranger!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

AN ANCIENT Egyptian pyramid could have collapsed, a city devastated by Hurricane Katrina could have suffered further and the Queen could have slipped off her throne, had it not been for one Island company.

Angel Radio - the station that runs on a wing and a prayer

Angel Radio - the station that runs on a wing and a prayer

Friday, June 27, 2014

WIGHT LIVING IT wasn’t until part-time DJ Stephen Hull was driving home one Cowes Week following a gig at the Royal Yacht Squadron that he first came across Angel Radio.

Bus museum on the move

Bus museum on the move

Friday, June 20, 2014

WIGHT LIVINGA FAMILIAR Ryde landmark, which might otherwise have been destroyed for redevelopment, has been saved by an Island museum.

It was the longest of all days

It was the longest of all days

Sunday, June 8, 2014

WIGHT LIVINGTHIS photograph on the front page of The Daily Express in 1944 shows a wounded Lance Corporal Fred Shave, from Lake, relaxing after being wounded during the D-Day assault on Normandy.

Spring follows Winter

Spring follows Winter

Friday, May 30, 2014

WIGHT LIVING THE opening, days ago, has not quite brought to an end three winters of Ventnor discontent — but it is going a fair bit of the way.

The cloud rolls away

The cloud rolls away

Friday, May 23, 2014

WIGHT LIVING On April 26, 1986, at 1.23am, technicians at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in the Ukraine allowed the power in the fourth reactor to fail as part of a controlled experiment.

Carnival – more than just fun

Carnival – more than just fun

Friday, May 16, 2014

WIGHT LIVING LEGACY, or lack of it, was a subject which became synonymous with the 2012 London Olympics.

IW helps to put new drugs in the armoury

IW helps to put new drugs in the armoury

Friday, May 9, 2014

WIGHT LIVING DURING 2013, more than 1,000 patients from the Island took part in 43 essential clinical studies, designed to research medical conditions, trial new methods of treatment and new drugs.

The £2,180 sale that led to a magnificent miniature palace

The £2,180 sale that led to a magnificent miniature palace

Friday, May 2, 2014

WIGHT LIVING IN 1793, at a public auction in a London coffee house, a banker called George Ward purchased Debourne Man-or, including a Cowes hilltop villa called Bellevue, for £2,180.

Playhouse fit for a prince

Playhouse fit for a prince

Friday, April 25, 2014

WIGHT LIVING THE hidden world of royal childhood at Osborne has been revealed for the first time.

The voice of the Island

The voice of the Island

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WHEN a teenage John Hannam was tucked up in bed listening to the Pete Murray chat show he could but dream that one day he would have much in common with the radio legend.

Tragedy, scandal and wealth – the story of one great house

Tragedy, scandal and wealth – the story of one great house

Friday, April 11, 2014

WIGHT LIVING On February 7, 1943, a crippled German Dornier bomber circled low over the southern IW. The Luftwaffe crew knew they were doomed to crash. To survive the impact it was essential they drop their single bomb, a sea mine.

Will Island go with the flow?

Will Island go with the flow?

Friday, April 4, 2014

WIGHT LVIING ONCE upon a time, the answer to the Island’s energy problems seemed to be blowing in the wind — wind turbines, to be precise.

From battlefield to racecourse

From battlefield to racecourse

Friday, March 28, 2014

WIGHT LIVING AS THE horses and riders line up for the IW Grand National at Ashey on Sunday, we should think back nearly a century to Warrior’s great victory in the race.

Cowes at centre of world trade

Friday, March 21, 2014

WIGHT LIVINGIN THE 18th century, Cowes was the centre of the export industry for rice from Britain’s American colonies. Despite the American War of Independence, it took the singular efforts of Thomas Jefferson to break Cowes’s control of the Atlantic rice trade.

Foundation of courage and love

Foundation of courage and love

Friday, March 14, 2014

WIGHT LIVINGTHE DOCTORS said Kathryn Clarke would never be able to walk, talk, eat or even breathe for herself after she was nearly decapitated in a crash that should have claimed her life.

Undercliff – the road to nowhere?

Undercliff – the road to nowhere?

Friday, March 7, 2014

WIGHT LIVING Has the death knell finally sounded for Undercliff Drive?

Back from the brink

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.

Island lost a whole generation

Island lost a whole generation

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.

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