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April Fools on the Isle of Wight: Triple decker buses, Jimi Hendrix's ghost & more

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:10

THE GHOST of an iconic musician and new triple decker buses were just some of the April Fools stories to hit the Isle of Wight. 

Paranormal investigators were said to be analysing mysterious activity around the famous Jimi Hendrix statue, according to the team behind The Isle of Wight Festival.

Music had apparently been heard coming from the bronze statue located in the Island's Dimbola Museum and Galleries garden.

Amateur ghostbuster Flora Pilo — an anagram of April Fool — supposedly from Freshwater, was on the case. 

Voodoo Child?Paranormal investigators called to Isle of Wight's Jimi Hendrix statue

Posted by Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, 31 March 2017

Southern Vectis also joined in the fun with the announcement of its triple decker buses. 

The firm posted that it had consulted land owners to arrange the removal and lopping of trees so the new buses could travel along a number of routes.

Reaching a height of seven metres & being almost 17 metres long, the first of the new Triple-Decker buses is due into service by August https://t.co/TbnGVay0vb

Posted by Southern Vectis - the island's buses on Saturday, 1 April 2017

VIP afternoon tea for Very Important Pets went down so well at Albert Cottage, in East Cowes, that the owners have decided to launch the service after all. 

Initially an April Fools gag, the business received so much interest on social media that it will now run the event on Thursday afternoons. 

Would your pooch & you love to be among the first to sample our all new 'Paws For Afternoon Tea'?To be in with a chance...

Posted by Albert Cottage Hotel on Thursday, 30 March 2017

The County Press exclusively revealed that Virgin Atlantic planned to revive one of the Isle of Wight's greatest engineering feats — the Princess Flying Boat.

The firm was said to have invested £1 billion in a new programme, and project lead 'Avril Folle' said there was a gap in the luxury trans-Atlantic travel market.

An incredible piece of Isle of Wight engineering is set to return to the skies.

Posted by Isle of Wight County Press on Saturday, 1 April 2017

 


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