Isle of Wight

Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them. Please click thumbnails for full size picture. Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The maker of the card is shown in brackets (where available).

Bembridge was until the early 19th century a collection of huts and farm houses, but gradually developed into a thriving village. The original church was built in 1827, but due to instability it was rebuilt in 1846. It has a tidal harbour, used by yachtsmen and is home of one of the two RLNI lifeboats on the Island (the other being at Yarmouth)

Linchens Bembridge from St Helens

This card has the caption 'Linchens, Bembridge and shows the view across the harbour from St Helens with the railway embankment left centre. (Ideal)

A more recent (probably 1970's) view of Bembridge

looking across the harbour from St.Helens.

Arial view of Bembridge Bembridge looking across the marsh

Aerial view of the harbour showing the Spithead hotel

 (demolished in 1989), probably about 1960. (Thunder & Clayden)

A view from the Downs looking over Brading Haven which 

was, until the railway was built in the 1800's part of Bembridge 

Harbour. The current harbour may be seen in the distance. (St Albans)

Bembridge showing the sailing club Sailing in Bembridge Harbour

Bembridge harbour showing the sailing 

club building from about 1908. (Woodbury)

Sailing in Bembridge harbour, postmarked 1907. (Wilson)

Sailing in Bembridge Harbour Bembridge Shore path

Another view of sailing in the Harbour. (Wilson

The shore path, Bembridge 1913, with passing ship.

Lookout over the harbour Bembridge shore

Another view of the shore path, 1913. (Winter)

Bembridge shore, 1913. (Winter)

Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge Bembridge village 1953

Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge, 1913. (Winter)

Bembridge Village, postmarked 1953. (Photchrom)

Bembridge Forelands The duck pond at Bembridge Hillway

Bembridge Foreland, about 1905. The building 

with the flag pole is the Coastguard station. (Peacock)

The duck pond at Bembridge Hillway, undated. (Dean)
Bembridge Windmill
Bembridge Windmill, undated. (Dean)




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26 August 2009