Category: Events

Isle of Wight Tractor Ride Out Christmas 2017

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Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2017

The annual Boxing Day Swim took place at Ventnor for the 37th year despite it being announced at the beginning of December it was not going to go ahead….

Spyglass Inn November Firework Display 2017

Each and every year, The Spyglass Inn on Ventnor Esplanade holds their spectacular firework display off the western side of the beach. Here are a few photos were taken…

Blackgang Chine November Firework End Of Season Party 2017

Blackgang Chine put on a spectacular display over the cliffs of Blackgang for their ‘end of season party’ at their Firework Extravaganza! Check out some of the photos below…

Sandown November Celebrations Fireworks Display 2017

Overy year Sandown hold their annual firework display for their November Celebrations Event that takes place on the seafront. Here are a few photographs that were taken at…

Isle of Wight Day Parade 2017

Isle of Wight Day took to the streets for the second year, this year taking place on the 23rd September in Ryde. The streets were lined with people…

St Helens V Wroxall Football

A football match between St Helens and Wroxall on the St Helens Green.

South Downs Stages at Goodwood Motor Circuit

On Saturday 11th February 2017, I travelled to Chichester from the Isle of Wight, to the home ground of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. I took my camera and…

Ventnor Christmas Carnival 2016

Ventnor held their annual Christmas Fun Day around the town which consisted of a carnival procession that took place around the town on the 10th December 2016. Below are…

The White Horse Inn brought colour to Whitwell Village

The White Horse Inn brought colour to the village of Whitwell when they set off hundreds of fireworks into the skies for bonfire night. Residents and visitors to the…

Fireworks light up the skies at Sandown

Fireworks took to the skies at Sandown on Saturday 5th November for Sandown Carnival’s annual November Celebrations event. Photos were taken from the beach on the Shanklin side…

Launch of the Poppy Appeal 2016

Saturday the 29th October 2016 was the launch of this year’s Poppy Appeal. With people lining the streets, there was a parade that took place around the town…

Isle of Wight Day Parade 2016

Isle of Wight Day took place on Saturday 24th September 2016, with several activities taking place throughout the day celebrating the island. At 17:30 a parade left Newport…

Bestival 2016: In Photographs

Bestival took the Island like a storm with their futuristic theme for 2016. Revelers spent a great weekend on the Isle of Wight whilst watching the likes of…

Ryde Illuminated Carnival 2016

The weather didn’t put a damper on things at this years Ryde Illuminated Carnival procession! Rain was forecast for the lead up to the carnival but organisers were…

Ventnor Illuminated Carnival 2016

Each year Ventnor on the Isle of Wight holds a week’s worth of events including their popular family carnivals, which take place during the week and weekend. Below is…

Newport Main Carnival 2016

Newport kicked off the carnival season with style on the Isle of Wight by holding the first procession of the year. Hundreds and thousands of people took to the…

Bestival Ryde Slide 2016

Union Street in Ryde on the Isle of Wight was the home of the giant, inflatable, water slide on Sunday the 17th July 2016 for the second year running….

Isle of Wight Randonnee 2016 – Whitwell Checkpoint

The Isle of Wight Randonnee takes place every year in May on the Island where thousands of cyclists take place in the Sportive. The Randonnee was established over…

Isle of Wight Car Club – Round 1 – Motorsport in the Gardens

The Isle of Wight Car Club hosted round 1 of their 2016 championships at the Botanic Gardens in Ventnor on Sunday 20th March 2016. Below are photographs of the event taken…

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2015

Thousands of people, both residents and holidaymakers made their way down to Ventnor for the annual Boxing Day Swim. 33 years people have been braving the chilly December…

Fireworks take to the sikes for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 200th Anniversary

On saturday the 6th June 2015, The Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes held a fantastic Firework display to make the end of a two day party, celebrating their 200th…

Kite Surfing at Brook on the Isle of Wight

Round the Island Yacht Race 2014

Below are some of the photographs I took on Saturday 21st June 2014 while spectating from the shoreline. If you would like a high resolution copy of any of the…

Yarmouth Old Gaffers 2014

Yarmouth Old Gaffers takes place every year on the Isle of Wight which gathers hundreds of boats & people to this fantastic event. During the time the Gaff-riggers…

Isle of Wight Randonnee 2014

Email me if you would like an un-watermarked copy of any of the images below to hello@shanethornton.co.uk. Whitwell Checkpoint Blackgang Roundabout Atherfield Road Photographs are all copyright ©…

Thousands attend Ventnor Boxing Day swim

Thousands of spectators gathered at Ventnor Seafront for the traditional Boxing Day Swim, raising money for an Island cancer charity, PATCH. There were around one hundred people who took part…

Fireworks Take to the Skies

The Spyglass Inn, Ventnor hosted its annual firework display on Guy Fawkes Night on Wednesday 5th November 2013 and the normal time of 7.30pm. I was fortunate enough…

Isle of Wight Ploughing Match 2013

The annual Isle of Wight Ploughing Match at Bachelors Farm near Whiteley bank. Follow this link for high res photos of the day. http://shanethornton.smugmug.com/Ploughing-Match-Bachelors-Farm    

Ventnor Illuminated Carnival 2013

Ventnor Carnival held its annual Illuminated Carnival on Saturday, 17th August 2013. For photographs of the carnival please visit my archive:  http://shanethornton.smugmug.com/Ventnor-Illuminated-Carnival

Old Gaffers Association 50th Anniversary

The Old Gaffers Association Celebrated their 50th Anniversary at East and West Cowes on the Island bringing in Gaffers from all over the word  to celebrate it in…

Cowes Week Fireworks 2013

For all of the photographs of the Cowes Week fireworks, please follow the link to my S mugMug portfolio: shanethornton.smugmug.com/Cowes-Week-Fireworks-2013

Dinosaurs Discovery Day at Blackgang Chine

Two baby T-Rex dinosaurs were revealed to the public on Thursday 1st August 2013 as the UK’s oldest theme park, Blackgang Chine, celebrates 170 years in business. Follow…

Yarmouth Old Gaffers 2013

Check out the photographs taken during the Yarmouth Old Gaffers event here. shanethornton.smugmug.com/Yarmouth-Old-Gaffers-2013 Enquire for high resolution digital copies via the Contact Us page with the image details….

The Island Innovation VI Form Campus Leavers Ball

Students from the Island Innovation VI Form Campus enjoyed a leavers ball to remember last night (Friday) as they partied the night away in style at a fun-filled…

Medina Awards Evening at Medina Theatre

Medina College celebrated their awards evening in the Medina theatre where students were invited to collect their awards. The evening consisted of 100 awards being given from years…

Randonnee 2013

Despite an overcast start to the day, the sun shone brightly throughout for the 2000 riders taking part in the annual Isle of Wight Randonnee cycle event yesterday…