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“Peregrinations at the most beautiful place on earth”: holidaying on the Isle of Wight

This week is the second of our two posts focusing on summertime and summer holidays in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight, located in the English Channel off the coast of Hampshire, has been a popular holiday destinations since Victorian times. 605 more words

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Glorious Shanklin Chine

I’m focussing on the Isle of Wight at the moment and another magical childhood memory – visiting the mysterious and exotic Shanklin Chime!

The formation of the Chine (a local word of Saxon origin for a deep narrow ravine), has taken place over 10,000 years and the stream running through it would originally have flowed into the Eastern Yar River when Sandown Bay was land. 345 more words


Trip to the Isle of Wight

I had never been to the Isle of Wight but last weekend that finally changed. We went a couple of days before the wedding to see some of the island. 229 more words


Island of Memories.

Back in the 1950’s, when I was still in short trousers, my parents took my sister and I on a magical stroll through an enchanting glen. 1,474 more words


The Isle of Wight, Up North and more...

Sorry petal, it’s been a crazy month and I’ve left it too long haven’t I?

We’ve had a crazy March and April so I’ll put it all in one. 707 more words


Shanklin Chine - Isle of Wight

For me this was a nostalgia trip, for James curiousity.

When we first arrived on the Isle we were too early to check into our chalet so we drove to Sandown. 336 more words