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Books of Isle of Wight interest

These books, written by local authors with extensive local knowledge, are a great source of local history information and make an ideal gift to yourself or someone else.

For availability, prices and ordering, see below.


Island Football   A Diary of Island Football - 1885-1970
by Brian Greening

This book covers the history of football on the Isle of Wight from 1885 to 1970.

140 pages with many historic pictures - £10


Newport Quay and River Medina   A History of Newport Quay and the River Medina
by Bill Shepard & Brian Greening

This book covers a history of Newport's Quay and the River Medina from around 1800 up to 1950. It recalls the developments that took place from the introduction of the railways, the building of the stores, the ships, the characters and accidents and deaths that were inevitable in such an environment, during a time when the area was the life blood of the town.

132 pages with many historic pictures - £10


Newport Carnivals   A History of Newport Carnivals - 1900-1960
by Bill Shepard & Brian Greening

This book tells the story of Newport's Carnivals starting as early as 1900, events that were as eagerly anticipated in those days as Christmas.

Parents dressed up their children in a variety of original outfits and those old local businesses and their employees joined in the fun too, changing horse drawn charts and those old cars into galleons, crinoline ladies, beautiful swans and numerous other creations.

This book is full of photographs of those days now long gone, in many cases never previously seen other than by persons within the families that provided them.

139 pages with many historic pictures - £7


For availability, prices and ordering, please contact:

Brian Greening
118, Albany Road
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 5HZ

Telephone: 01983 528438

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