GOLDEN OPENING FOR SOUTHAMPTON INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2021.

This year’s 52nd Southampton International Boat Show saw its official opening attended by members of Team GB Sailing Team. In particular, three Olympic Gold Medallists Dylan Fletcher, Stuart Bithell and Eilidh McIntyre went on to tour the site and meet members of the public. Islanders may remember Dylan was skipper of the British entry at ... read more

Red Funnel celebrates 160 years.

Red Funnel has officially reached its 160th birthday, marking over a century and a half of travel between the Isle of Wight and mainland – serving as the island’s original and longest standing ferry operator. The ferry operator first launched in 1861 as the ‘Southampton Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet ... read more

IW FESTIVAL -DURAN DURAN HEADING FOR SEACLOSE AT LAST.

Sunday headliners at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, Duran Duran, started their career in Birmingham. Nick Rhodes (r.n. Nicholas Bates) John Taylor and Roger Taylor (no relation) grew up in the Hollywood area of the city and were keen to form a group. Having advertised for a lead rhythm guitarist they secured Andy Taylor ... read more

MEMBERS AT BURMA STAR SERVICE.

Members of Girlguiding IW recently attended the annual BURMA STAR ASSOCIATION service at St. George’s Church Arreton. Carrying the Girlguiding IW County Standard was Katie Charlton with Felicity Harris and Emma Bryson forming the escort. Standards of other organisations were also carried. The service was attended by the Lord Lieutenant Susie Sheldon and other IW ... read more

100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO GIRLGUIDING.

With over 100 years of volunteer service between them three leaders of Girlguiding Isle of Wight have been presented with Long Service Awards. Both Carol Firth and Shirley Saunders received 30 years’ service awards while Felicity Harris received a 40 years’ award. Carol has been involved with both Rainbows and Brownies at Wootton as well ... read more

COWES WEEK 2021- BACK WITH A BANG.

There was certainly some changeable weather for Cowes Week 2021 with days when sailing was cancelled due to lack of wind, heavy rain showers which scattered those watching the sailing and for the final day racing cancelled because of strong winds. However, around the town there were activities for everyone: Cowes Town Mayor, Cllr. Paul ... read more

SUMMER- IT’S OUT & ABOUT AGAIN.

Girlguiding IW members have certainly been enjoying their meetings throughout this half-term. Girls and leaders have been to lots of venues across the Isle of Wight with everyone having fun in the sun -well mainly sunny weather. Even on damp and colder evenings there was still fun to be had with many different activities. Members ... read more

SHANKLIN BROWNIES VISIT AIRPORT & HELP CHARITY.

Shanklin Brownies have raised £100-00 for special chairs at the Mountbatten Hospice by helping out at home. This also helped towards their Charity Badge. All the Brownies also designed a poster after discussions on Charity. Another badge they have been working for is Aviation . For their Aviation Badge activities included how to make and ... read more

COWES WEEK 2021.

After all the lockdowns and restrictions very soon it will be the start of Cowes Week which will run from the 31st July to the 6th August. What is happening shoreside: A key change to Cowes Week this year is that all racing will finish on Friday 6 August followed by the overall prize giving ... read more

ALL SECTIONS OUT & ABOUT AGAIN.

Unit News for this half-term is filled with photos of girls in all Sections out and about again. All are aware of COVID restrictions and are keeping their distance, washing their hands and leaders are wearing face coverings when necessary. Most Units have had outdoor meetings others have returned to meetings in halls, but wherever ... read more