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Isle of Wight Christmas Light Tour 2016

One night in December of 2016, I decided to go out and take a tour of the many Christmas light displays across the Isle of Wight. I started off in Freshwater, worked my way around through Cowes into Ryde, before… Continue Reading →

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 a few photographs of the floats and participants that took part.

Long Lane Christmas Lights get turned on for 2016

The annual display of Christmas Lights at Long Lane in Newport were switched on at 18:30 on the 3rd December 2016 for the 17th year running. Below are a few photographs from the opening event.

Chinook makes an appearance on the Isle of Wight during Multi-agency training exercise

A multi-agency exercise involving the Royal Air Force, Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Hampshire Constabulary, Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, Isle of Wight Council, HM Coastguard, WightSAR and the Environment Agency took place on the Isle of Wight today (Tuesday… Continue Reading →

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 island came from far and wide to see their impressive firework display… Continue Reading →

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 of the pier.

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 streets to see the effort people put into making their floats and costumes to… Continue Reading →

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. The Bestival Ryde Slide gives locals the chance to slip and slide… Continue Reading →

APL Vanda Container Ship Runs Aground

APL Vanda, a Container Ship, has run aground in the Solent tonight (Saturday) just off the Isle of Wight on Brambles Bank.   High Resolution photographs can be found here with credit to Shane Thornton – @iowimages http://shanethornton.smugmug.com/APL-Vanda-Runs-Aground  

Fire Breaks out at Car Workshop in Cowes

Firefighters from across the Isle of Wight are tackling a fire that broke out in a car workshop off Bridge Road in Cowes this afternoon. High Res photos can be found following this link – https://shanethornton.smugmug.com/Car-Workshop-Fire-at-Medina/ Youtube Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWpsU6Aqtk0  

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 waters to raise money for an island cancer support charity, PATCH. The boxing… Continue Reading →

Light Aircraft Crash at Sandown Airport

Emergency Services were called to a field at Sandown Airport to reports of a plane crash this morning (Saturday). Crews were called to Sandown at around 10:25. A 60 year old male, believed to be the pilot traveling on his own,… Continue Reading →

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 Anniversary. The previous day (Friday) we saw the likes of The Duke… Continue Reading →

Vehicle Transporter ‘Hoegh Osaka’ Runs Aground in the Solent

A vehicle carrier cargo ship run aground in The Solent on Saturday 3rd January 2015 and was listing to one side, leading to a major operation to rescue 26 people on-board the ship. The Hoegh Osaka left Southampton at 20:21 and… Continue Reading →

Wightlink Car Ferry Mezzanine Deck Collapse

Emergency Services were called to Wightlink’s Fishbourne Terminal shortly after 22:20 to reports of one of the company’s upper car decks had collapsed on one of their ferries. The mezzanine deck on the vessel ‘St Helen‘ appeared to have collapsed on one… Continue Reading →

Sky full of colour

Sun setting over St Catherine’s Down on the Isle of Wight this evening (2nd July 2014). Photographs were taken from Ashknowle Lane in Whitwell. Please share with your friends and family.

Sun setting at Blackgang

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Kite Surfing at Brook on the Isle of Wight

Sun sets on the Isle of Wight

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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 photographs below, please drop me an email to hello@shanethornton.co.uk with the image ID/Name which… Continue Reading →

Sheep Grazing during the lovely weather

Sheep Grazing while enjoying the lovely weather on Stenbury Down.      

Sun setting at Tennyson Down

Here are a few photographs were taken while exploring new areas of the Isle of Wight, trying to capture it in its full glory. I decided that last night (Thursday 05.06.14) I would head up to Tennyson Down, which is on the Western side… Continue Reading →

Firefighters Tackle Whitwell Pickup Fire

Two appliances from Newport and Ventnor extinguished a vehicle fire in Whitwell this evening (Friday). Fire crews were called to the scene on Southford Lane shortly after 17:00 following reports of loud banging within the area. A plume of black smoke could be… Continue Reading →

Goodnight sun

The sun setting over West Wight this evening (25th May 14) taken from Blackgang View Point car park.

Wilko’s Waistcoat Wednesday

Following the sad loss of Isle of Wight teacher Chris Wilkins last term, the VI Form Campus students and staff wanted to pay tribute to and create a permanent memorial to the highly regarded ICT and Government & Politics teacher…. Continue Reading →

Firefighters Rescue Five Occupants from Burning Ventnor Building.

Three appliances from Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to tackle a flat fire on the High Street, Ventnor at 22.43 on Wednesday night. Three people were reported trapped within the blaze. One person has rescued from… Continue Reading →

Playing at the seaside

Bluebells in Spring Woodland

Here are a few photographs I took this evening of a scattering of bluebells covering a wooded area in a small village on the Isle of Wight. Each year, thousands of bluebells that break through the surface along Ashknowle Lane, in Whitwell…. Continue Reading →

America Woods Photoshoot

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Cherry Blossom in Whitwell

A selection of photographs I took on Wednesday 9th April of Cherry Blossom in a family members garden in Whitwell on a beautiful Spring morning. 

Website design for Ford Farm House

I have recently designed a new website for an Isle of Wight business called Ford Farm House. It is a continental bed & breakfast in Whitwell on the Isle of Wight with countryside views. Check out the new website here:… Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Puckaster Lodge Destroyed by Fire in Niton

Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property fire in Niton shortly after 17.00 this evening following reports of smoke seen coming from a flat. Puckaster Lodge off of Puckaster Lane is a former cottage and… Continue Reading →

Firefighters tackle Niton Property Fire

For photographs of the fire it self after it unfolded an hour later please follow this link. – shanethornton.co.uk/2014/03/property-destroyed-fire-niton Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 17.25.    

Aerial photographs of Undercliff Drive collapse

Last week there was a substantial landslide along the Undercliff Drive where a million pound investment was being carried out to rebuild the road. On Wednesday 12th February there were signs of cracks in the road and slight land movement… Continue Reading →

Troops leave after helping out the Isle of Wight

Just a day after troops come to the Isle of Wight via a Chinook (Saturday 15th Feb), they left today (Sunday 16th Feb) after helping out with home-owners along the Undercliff Drive hear St. Lawrence after being evacuated from their… Continue Reading →

Ventnor at Night

Thought I would share with you a couple of photographs I took on Saturday 15th February down at Ventnor seafront on the Isle of Wight at night. To see higher quality images at a higher resolution, please follow the links… Continue Reading →

Flooding Continues across the Isle of Wight

Southford Lane, Whitwell flooded. Southford Lane, Whitwell flooded. Flood at Leechmore Cross, Chale Appleford Road, Chale flooded. Appleford Road/Leechmore Cross, Chale flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road,... Continue Reading →

Heavy Downpour Causes Flooding

Photographs of Appleford Road, Chale being flooded with motorists attempting to get trough.

Firefighters called to Lobster Pot Anchor

Firefighters along with the Police were called to a blue object discovered floating in the sea by a member of the public, it was later discovered to have been a Lobster Pot Anchor. Photos are of the operation that was… Continue Reading →

Ventnor Takes a Battering on the Isle of Wight

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