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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…

Freshwater Bay, Tennyson Down and Military Road

A Sunny afternoon in Freshwater capturing some of the iconic views on the Isle of Wight.  

Hovercrafts on Ryde Beach

  Two of the Island’s hovercraft parked on the slipway on Ryde Esplanade.

Ryde Bus Station & Island Line Trains

Photographs of Ryde Bus Station and Ryde Esplanade Island Line Train Station and Tunnel. V

St Helens V Wroxall Football

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

January Snow on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight had a small dusting of snow across the Island on the 12th January 2017. These photos were taking in Whitwell.

HoverTravel Arriving in Ryde

A few photographs of the new hovercraft that is in operation transporting people to and from the Isle of Wight.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Misty Ashey

Driving home from work this morning, I came across some lovely misty surrounding around me. I pulled over, jumped out of the car and took this photograph, on…

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…

Shanklin Illuminated Carnival 2016

It’s that time of the year again when Shanklin holds their Illuminated Carnival with many people lining the streets watching the procession go past. The carnival was held…

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 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…

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…

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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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…

Goodnight sun

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

Isle of Wight Randonnee 2014

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Bluebells cover St Boniface Down