OPEN FARM SUNDAY

Members of the public are invited to look behind the scenes at Briddlesford Lodge Farm on Open Farm Sunday, 8th June at 3 pm.  Briddlesford is a working dairy farm with a milking herd of 150 prize winning pedigree Guernsey cows.  There are a further 150 young stock, made up of heifers and calves, some being ... read more

150 AND STILL STRONG.

On the occasion of their 150th Anniversary, members of Shanklin Methodist Church staged a celebratory exhibition over the late Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Nine themes were chosen to illustrate a wide range of Shanklin life. Until the 18th century Shanklin was mainly farmland and those who did not live or work on the land undertook ... read more

RAINBOWS VISIT WONDERLAND.

Rainbows, the youngest members of Girlguiding IW, their leaders and some family friends of the girls from The Needles Section have enjoyed a trip to Adventure Wonderland near Bournemouth. Karen Newman (Yarmouth leader) said “The venue is perfect for the Rainbow age group (5-7) and the Rainbows had a fantastic day.” After travelling by coach ... read more

ON THE WATER

On The Water is an admission free event that will be held at Cowes Yacht Haven on Friday, 30th May 2014 between 10am and 4.30pm. A perfect half-term holiday experience that ranges from sailing sessions to high-speed RIB rides plus a BBQ. Although there’s no charge for admission to Cowes Yacht Haven, some of the ... read more

BROWNIE POINTS FOR THE MAN IN THE MOON

For a number of years 10th Newport (Congregational) Brownies and Guides held their regular meetings in Newport Congregational Church Hall until it and the adjoining church was sold in 2002. After its sale the church building became a nightclub by default whilst the members of the congregation and the Brownies met elsewhere for their respective ... read more

LOOK OUT FOR SPECIAL BOATS IN RTI RACE.

So many beautiful boats, including classics and lovingly restored personal projects, compete annually in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Four boats are looked at in more detail with three having a link with the America’s Cup.   Caronade (GBR6976R) is a Polish-built, mahogany on oak frames, Vega 40. It has been ... read more

EAST COWES MARINA HELPS YOUNG SAILORS.

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week announced they were extending their support for young teams taking part in this year’s regatta to 20 crews back in November. This support includes covering the entry fees, providing team sailing kit, as well as having the chance to compete for the prestigious Under 25 Trophy – unsurprisingly all 20 ... read more

FASHION COMES TO IW FESTIVAL 2014.

On Saturday 14th June, designer Wayne Hemingway along with his son Jack, will present Land of 1,000 Dances. Inspired by Wilson Pickett’s classic R&B hit ‘Land of 1000 Dances’ Hemingway and Son will transform the Isle of Wight Festival Cabaret Tent into an uplifting party where visitors can learn dances from the 1950s onwards. These include The ... read more

RNLI- ALL AT SEA.

Founded on 4th March 1824 by Sir William Hillary on the Isle of Man the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck was well named. Thirty years on it became the Royal National Lifeboat Institution,a name most people are familiar with today. In the early 19th century there was an average of 1,000+ ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW ANNUAL REVIEW.

Several Long Service Awards were presented to leaders by Girlguiding IW’s Island Commissioner Janet Lovell at this year’s Annual Review. Held at the Mattinson Centre, Corf Scout Camp, Janet welcomed everyone to the event saying that this would be her last Annual Review as Island Commissioner as she retires from the post, which she has ... read more