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Readers Picture Gallery

Ventnor Pier 1960

Ventnor Esplanade and Pier in the 1960's. Both of the these old images were kindly supplied by Jonathan Walker.

Ventnor Esplanade Postcard

Ventnor Esplanade taken around a decade later, look how much closer the paddling pool was to the bridge above the cascading waterfall, and the adjacent boating lake became a car park and more recently Cheetah Marine with Cafe' and super 'loos'.

Scratchells Bay

Scratchells Bay hidden by the very high cliffs just prior to The Needles, you will not see this unless you are on a boat or airborne. Both these images kindly supplied by Suzanne May.

Hovercraft interior

Rare interior view of one of the Hovercrafts that run across The Solent from Ryde to Portsmouth.