Building a future on gems from the past

Building a future on gems from the past

He’s weathered everything from early family break-up to homelessness, struggled with dyslexia and survived a tough six years in the Army – but Peter Smith is finally following his dream and running his own business – Shanklin Antiques. He tells Island Life how he got there, and his vision for

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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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St Blasius Church

St Blasius Church

Mark Fox continues his tour of Island churches by travelling to Shanklin to see the delights of stunning St. Blasius. St. Blasius in Shanklin is a picture book church. It sits prettily in its site, a distinct feature of the surrounding area with its covered gateway leading up to a

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A stroll through the Old Village

A stroll through the Old Village

As the main road winds its way down from Shanklin town centre and snakes its way through the Old Village and up Church Road towards Ventnor, visitors are treated to an arrays of pubs, hotels, restaurants, tea rooms, shops  – and maybe even ghosts – with some of the oldest

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