Isle of Wight Then & Now (Then & Now (History Press))

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9780752463629: Isle of Wight Then & Now (Then & Now (History Press))
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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 forty-five outstanding archive images alongside stunning full-colour modern photographs, this book reveals the changing face of the Island’s town’s 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, The 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 Tomsis descended from a long line of Islanders. She is author of "The Little Book of the Isle of Wight" and has also written articles for "Island Life" magazine and the online magazine "Suite 101.""

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