Remembering the Battle of Trafalgar

Remembering the Battle of Trafalgar

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island On the duver at St Helen’s stands the tower of St Helen’s Old Church. At about eye height near the base of the tower is a smallish plaque. It reads: ‘On Saturday 14th.

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Uffa Fox: Boat Designer and Much More

Uffa Fox: Boat Designer and Much More

One of the most original characters to come out of Cowes, Uffa Fox was a boat designer and builder by trade and a raconteur, bon vivant and all round eccentric individual by nature. A personal friend of Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh from 1949, the Prince wrote the foreword to Uffa’s

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The World of Cameron

The World of Cameron

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island. The Island has many interesting places to visit and is associated with many leading figures from the worlds of art, science, politics, innovation and design. One of the less well known but most

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Walking the Bay

Walking the Bay

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island. This issue he looks at the walk around the Bay area. The walk around the great bay area of the East Wight is one of the most beautiful and interesting on the whole of

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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island. This issue he looks at the walks around Firestone Copse. Firestone Copse is a haven for wildlife. Sitting behind Kite Hill and running alongside the higher reaches of Wootton Creek the area is heavily

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Walking the Duver

Walking the Duver

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island. This issue he looks at the St Helen’s Duver to the lifeboat station walk. A favourite walk at this time of year is to walk from the St Helen’s Duver round the harbour and along

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Taking the Monastery Walk

Taking the Monastery Walk

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island. This issue he looks at the Monastery Walk, Binstead to Fishbourne. Autumn is a very special time of year on the Island. The summer crowds have departed and a certain quietness and gentleness returns.

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Bembridge Lifeboat Station

Bembridge Lifeboat Station

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island. This issue he examines Bembridge Lifeboat Station. T he summer is a time when many people are enjoying themselves near, in or on the water around the Island. It’s a great time of the

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