Isle of Wight

Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them.

Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The maker of the card is shown in brackets (where available).

All pictures on this page are from my own collection, but are not my copyright. If you wish to repost or reuse them would you please out of courtesy let me know.

Freshwater Bay showing house The classic view of Freshwater Bay

The approach to Freshwater Bay showing the white cliffs of 

Tennyson Downs in the Background. Note the house in the 

middle of the picture, it was demolished in the 30's. (Merwood)

The classic view from the downs looking west towards the Bay. (Dixon)

  Freshwater bay - from the east 

Freshwater bay - the arch stag rand mermaid rocks

An artists (A R Quinton) view of the Bay, undated 

but probably from the 1920's. (Salmon)

The Arch and Stag rock from a  70's Dixon card showing 

erosion from the card above. The new rock in the foreground 

is Mermaid rock which formed by a cliff fall in 1969. (Dixon)

Arch and Stag rocks, Freshwater Bay Freshwater Bay 1909

The Arch and Stag  rocks 1903. Note the people on the beach

 (Butter Bay). The cliff subsequently fell away (see next picture). (J W & S)

View dated 1909, this shows the two hotels, the Albion on 

the beach and the (then) Freshwater Hotel behind it.

Freshwater Bay 1904 Freshwater Bay bathing machines
Freshwater Bay, 1904

Looking east about 1910. The building in the centre has 

been demolished and replaced by modern apartments. (Nigh)

Freshwater Bay, Albion Hotel Freshwater bay - Carl
An undated view of the Albion hotel. (Jarrolds)

The SS Carl aground on the east side of the bay in 

1915 (although I have also seen a date of 1916). The quality 

of the original postcard is poor.

Freshwater Bay looking east Freshwater bay beach from rocks
A view looking east from 1908. (Misch)

An undated, but unusual view from the rocks on the west 

side of the bay showing the Albion Hotel and beach

Delicia cafe
Freshwater Bay Esplanade around 1910. (Welch) Delicia Cafe, Freshwater Bay 1952 (Merwood)

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10 May 2015