Isle of Wight People

This series of photographs was provided by various members whose initials appear as credits and are listed at the bottom of the web page.

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Puckpool Holiday Camp

This image from Jean Gradwell, shows her and her parents at Puckpool in 1948. She can only identify herself and her parents, but if anyone knows the others, do let us know !

George Harry MORRIS

April Clark has provided this image of her grandfather George Harry MORRIS born Isle of Wight 1878, who was brought up by his grandparents William and Harriett MORRIS (née GALLOP)

He is in the cadet uniform of the Isle of Wight Volunteers. Soon after, grandfather left the Island to train as a policeman in Winchester.

He had a brother John Morris, born 1881, also brought up by William and Harriett Morris after their mother left the Island.

[This is a capture from a video which accounts for the poor quality of the image]
[KW]
Wally Corney
Wally Corney, Des West (Kevin West's father) and Bob Thomas.
[CS]

Louisa SWAN who ran the Seaview Hotel before Walter and Mabel SIRKETT. She was Mabel's mother.
[CS]

An unknown couple on the beach at Seaview with the old pier in the background - the message on the card is shown on the right
[CS]

The masters Sirkett were Gerald (b1903), Phillip and Frank, sons of Walter and Mabel SIRKETT who ran the Seaview Hotel in the early part of the last century. I do not know who Lionel was.
[CS]

Jeff outside the Seaview Hotel
[EW]
Spotted at Newhaven Fort, this copy photo shows 'territorials from 399 Battery (Princess Beatrice's Isle of Wight Rifles) Royal Artillery in the early days of WW II - September 1939'.
[*] However, this date is incorrect as Sue Moran has identified her father, John Higgins (born in 1929) as the person third right front row standing. So this must have been 1945 or later.
[EW]
Abraham, Newport - advertising card
[EW]
Abraham, Newport - advertising card - close up
These photos of a damaged advertising card were supplied by Eve Ward - her grandfather used the back of the card for sketching, and they show the butcher's shop of Alfred William Abraham and Co in Upper St James Street Newport. The company were still listed at this address in the 1915 Kelly's Directory.
[S-AG]
Commercial Place, Shanklin
[S-AG]
Fred Choat, outside his shop, Commercial Place, Shanklin
[S-AG]
Fire Brigade Funeral parade, Shanklin
Photos from the effects of Sally-Ann Garrett's father. One is of a funeral in Shanklin, post 1910. I don't know who the funeral was for. I have enlarged the sign on the right hand side and it says "W Morris, Tailor and Costumier". My Grandfather, Frederick Choat is standing in front of the first pillar to the left of the shop. The other photos are of the High Street in the Old Village Shanklin - then known as Commercial Place. His shop was at the bottom of the street - he was a Tobacconist and Newsagent.
[MN]
Vectis Cycling Club in 1928
This is the Vectis Cycle Club at The Hare and Hounds at Down End in 1928. Martyn New's father, Robert New (b. 1911 in Newport) is 2nd from left in the front row.    
[AM]
Sandown Girls School about 1888
[AM]
Sandown Girls School Group 2 about 1889
[AM]
Sandown Girls School Group 3 about 1891
[AM]
Sandown Girls School Group 6 about 1892
[AM]
Sandown Girls School about 1894
This set of photos from Angela Measures features her grandmother and great-aunts, but none of the other girls' or teachers' names are known.
If you know any of the people, please contact Angela.
   
[SP] <--- Cowes Football Club, who won the Hampshire League Southern section in 1908-9. One player, Stanley Brenchley, married Barbara Palmer's gt gt aunt Bertha Elsie Cox in 1914. Stanley died aged 33 in 1922.
[SP]
J E Lock, milk delivery cart. James Edward Lock (b 1864, d 1906) farmed at Priory Farm, High Street, Carisbrooke.
[SP]
Shorwell School c 1956
Those identified in the Shorwell School photo are :
front row, middle - Barbara Downer
back row, 2nd from right - Peter Draper
Does anyone know any of the other children or the teacher? The Shorwell photos come from the collection of Steve Palmer (member 1455) and his wife Barbara (nee Downer), who comes from Shorwell. Her grandfather, Ted Downer (born 1892) was a cousin of Arthur Willsteed (born Southampton 1878); he and his brother produced postcards in Southampton in the early part of the 20th century, many of which showed Island scenes.
[SP]
Rectory Cottage, Shorwell, with Kathleen Mary DOWNER (b. Nov 1902) and Olive McINTYRE (b. 1907)
[SP]
Shorwell. George Guy is standing at the junction of Limerstone Road and Shorwell Shute.
[SP]
<--- 1905 Wedding of Ernest Edwin CARVER (in Nottingham) EEC's grandson is Paddy Hodgson farming these days at Cheverton Farm nr Shorwell. EEC's mat. grandparents were Edwin WHEELER of Wolverton Manor and Mary BRADING of Shorwell


<--- Photo taken about 1919
L to R: Edith May Cotton bn Sep 1907,
Edward Frank Cotton bn Jun 1918, Grandmother Lucy Downer (nee WILLSTEED bn 1850),
Lucy May Cotton bn Dec 1915,
Robert Henry Cotton bn Sep 1913,
Mary Jane "Polly" Cotton (nee Downer bn July 1881) Husband George Herbert Cotton bn Brighstone 1880
Herbert William Cotton bn Dec 1909.
Edward Frank Cotton m Vera Grace Scovell in 1946
Edith May Cotton m Oscar Nicholson in 1935

<--- These are the 4 eldest children of Elizabeth PLUCKNETT and Andrew CHIVERTON (m 4 Nov 1905 Shorwell). L to R Florence May bn 1912 m Arthur Cyril BALLARD in 1958, baby Gladys Ivy bn 1920 m Kenneth DENCE in 1941, Beatrice Mary bn 1915 m Arthur H BURT in 1940, and Ethel Nancy bn 1917 who m Ronald A Jones in Ryde 1939.
[SP]
The funeral procession of Mrs Disney Leith, of North Court, Shorwell, 1926
[SP}
Shorwell School garden (c 1910 ?)
Can anyone identify any of the boys?
   

Photo credits :

AM :     Angela Measures
EW :     Eve Ward
MN :     Martyn New
S-AG : Sally-Ann Garrett
SP :     Steve Palmer
CS :     Cynthia Sirkett
KW :     Kevin West