Isle of Wight Historic Postcards

I compiled these pages many years ago. My first page (produced in early 1997) was 'Island Gateways' which featured pictures of the arrival ports. This was produced in the early days of scanners, the first one I owned was hand held and virtually impossible to use.

The web underwent a major upgrade in the summer of 2005. Regular updates, including re-scans increasing the size of the pictures with the advent of Broadband, were carried out and new cards added when obtained. 

Since my wife died (in 2010) I have done little work on them and some links have failed. I am gradually restoring them. The pages are old fashioned, I do not make any apologies for this, they show the historic postcards well.

All postcards are from my personal collection. I do not hold, and have never claimed copyright of any postcards, but would appreciate it if they are reposted from the page the appropriate acknowledgement is made.

Shalfleet Local and Family History page

The Island 150 years ago - extracts from the Hampshire Telegraph

About this page

Freshwater  | Totland  |  Alum Bay and the Needles  |  Yarmouth  |   Shalfleet  |  Calbourne  |  Newtown  |  Carisbrooke Castle  |  Newport  | Cowes and Gurnard  | Osborne House  | Wootton & Fishbourne | Quarr & Binstead | Ryde  | SeaviewBembridge | Brading  | SandownShanklin  |  Godshill  | Ventnor  |  St Lawrence and the Undercliff  |  St Catherine's Lighthouse's  | Back of the Wight Niton   |  Blackgang Chine  |  Blackgang and Chale   |  Brighstone and Shorwell   |  Mottistone to Compton

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20 April 2020d

My website is dedicated to my late wife

Claudette Holden

3 May 1947 - 7 October 2010