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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 20, 2014
WIGHT LIVINGA FAMILIAR Ryde landmark, which might otherwise have been destroyed for redevelopment, has been saved by an Island museum.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, May 16, 2014
WIGHT LIVING LEGACY, or lack of it, was a subject which became synonymous with the 2012 London Olympics.
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.
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.
Friday, April 25, 2014
WIGHT LIVING THE hidden world of royal childhood at Osborne has been revealed for the first time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, March 7, 2014
WIGHT LIVING Has the death knell finally sounded for Undercliff Drive?
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.