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Jeff Dove is pictured with the shark at Phillips Fine Foods

Jeff Dove is pictured with the shark at Phillips Fine Foods

Looking back at the Isle of Wight August 11, 2017

Haydn Taylor

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Monday, August 14, 2017 - 13:30

Ten years ago: A shark caught on the doorstep of celebrity chef Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant and prepared by a former colleague was snapped up by diners at an Island hotel.
Jose Graziosi said his Goan curry, which was based around the porbeagle shark meat was going down at a storm at the George Hotel, Yarmouth, where more than 80 portions were sold.
The 5ft fish was caught off the coast of Cornwall and brought in by Phillips Fine Foods, of Northwood.
Jeff Dove is pictured with the shark at Phillips Fine Foods.

100 Years Ago
August 11, 1917

THE County Press announced a price increase to 1½d.
This was ‘owing to the greatly increased cost of paper and the difficulty obtaining fresh supplies at any price’. The newspaper argued most other local papers across the country had taken this step long ago and for a while the cost of production had been exceeding the amount made in sales.

75 Years Ago
August 8, 1942

The newly formed poultry and rabbit club showcased its good work at a successful show at the market in Newport.
There was a large number of entrants, particularly rabbits, and the judges praised their high quality. Club president Lady Baring congratulated the exhibitors for the good work augmenting the nation’s meat supply through their breeding of rabbits.

50 Years Ago
August 12, 1967

The Havenstreet show was another ‘sparkling success’ despite cold, gusty winds that threatened to keep the villagers away from the small show organised by Havenstreet Horticultural Society.
Mr C. H. Heal, of Godshill, judged the flowers and said the sweet peas and roses were poor but the gladioli were the best he had seen this year.

25 Years Ago
August 7, 1992

Locals were drafted in as Lady Chatterley extras with several Islanders to feature prominently in film maker Ken Russell’s mini-series due to be screened the following autumn.
The storyline called for an exotic location similar to the French Riviera. However, the budget would only stretch as far as the Island Undercliff.
Bad weather on the Island almost resulted in Ken rewriting all the scenes so they could take place indoors. However, the sunshine prevailed in the end.

10 Years Ago
August 10, 2007

Around 60 Travelodge guests were forced to move to other accommodation on Sunday night when the generator, which has been powering the hotel since it opened, failed.
Thirty-six of the 64 rooms were in use at the time and all the guests had to pack their bags and relocate to other hotels across the Island.
The hotel was re-opened by 6pm the following day and was supplied with mains power by August 17.

 


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