Jan Toms Isle of Wight Then & Now

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Isle of Wight Then & Now

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9780750962063: Isle of Wight Then & Now

Across the Island, houses, forts, castles, and monuments have fallen victim to the passage of time. Sometimes the only clue that they ever existed is in a name, Wilkes Street—where John Wilkes had a seaside villa in Sandown, or Nash Avenue—where John Nash built his retirement home at East Cowes Castle. What did they look like and what stands there now? Contrasting a selection of 45 outstanding archive images alongside stunning full-color modern photographs, this book reveals the changing face of the Island’s towns and villages during the last century. Each picture is accompanied by a detailed caption, bringing the past to life and describing many aspects of life on the Island, including shops and business, pubs, and sports, providing a vital record of vanished vistas and past practices. As well as delighting the many tourists who visit the Island, Isle of Wight Then & Now will provide present occupants with a nostalgic glimpse of how the Island used to be.

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Jan Toms is the author of The Little Book of the Isle of Wight and has also written articles for Island Life magazine, and the on-line magazine Suite 101. Jan has recently taught creative writing for adult males in Camp Hill Prison.

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