History UsefulNotes / IsleOfWight

8th Jul '16 7:04:31 PM Doug86
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* Shanklin: A seaside resort on the East coast of the Island. Known for the Old Village and Shalklin Chine, one end of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pluto PLUTO pipeline]] used after [[WorldWarII D-Day]].

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* Shanklin: A seaside resort on the East coast of the Island. Known for the Old Village and Shalklin Chine, one end of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pluto PLUTO pipeline]] used after [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII D-Day]].
18th Apr '16 11:35:16 AM DarcyFoster
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Anyway, continuing the Island’s traditional use of old rolling stock, the current trains are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_483 1938 London Underground Stock]][[/note]] Almost fifty years old ''before'' they crossed the Solent between 1989-92 [[/note]] due to clearance problems on the tunnel in Ryde. Now owned directly by Island Line and a bit of an enthusiast line, with trains running in a version of their original livery, There is also Isle of Wight Steam Railway, running from Smallbrook Junction to Wootton Bridge. Owns the last of the second-hand Island steam trains named Calbourne (an LSWR [=O2=]) and some ex-WD locomotives and a load of Island carriages (also second-hand. That is a theme for the Islands railways - nothing’s new).

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Anyway, continuing the Island’s traditional use of old rolling stock, the current trains are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_483 1938 London Underground Stock]][[/note]] Stock]][[note]] Almost fifty years old ''before'' they crossed the Solent between 1989-92 [[/note]] due to clearance problems on the tunnel in Ryde. Now owned directly by Island Line and a bit of an enthusiast line, with trains running in a version of their original livery, There is also Isle of Wight Steam Railway, running from Smallbrook Junction to Wootton Bridge. Owns the last of the second-hand Island steam trains named Calbourne (an LSWR [=O2=]) and some ex-WD locomotives and a load of Island carriages (also second-hand. That is a theme for the Islands railways - nothing’s new).
5th Apr '15 12:56:09 PM karstovich2
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* Ventnor: Another resort, this time on the South of the Island. Built on the side of St. Boniface Down, the highest hill on the Island. Has been somewhat run-down since the railway station shut in the late [=1960s=], but is now slowly being regenerated by cafes and antique shops. Known for the Radar Station on the Down, which was attacked during the Battle of Britain. Famous visitors have included Music/EdwardElgar, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Marx Karl Marx]] and WinstonChurchill.

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* Ventnor: Another resort, this time on the South of the Island. Built on the side of St. Boniface Down, the highest hill on the Island. Has been somewhat run-down since the railway station shut in the late [=1960s=], but is now slowly being regenerated by cafes and antique shops. Known for the Radar Station on the Down, which was attacked during the Battle of Britain. Famous visitors have included Music/EdwardElgar, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Marx Karl Marx]] and WinstonChurchill. The resort was at one point in the 19th century so famous that when a new resort town was opened on the [[UsefulNotes/NewJersey Jersey shore]] in 1889 immediately south of Atlantic City, they named it Ventnor City.



* Yarmouth: The biggest ‘town’ in West Wight. Is known as the home of one end of the Yarmouth-Lymington ferry, Yachting, a Fort and a few shops.

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* Yarmouth: The biggest ‘town’ in West Wight. Is known as the home of one end of the Yarmouth-Lymington ferry, Yachting, a Fort and a few shops. Of minor significance to Americans: the "Winthrop Fleet" that brought the Puritan founders of Boston from England in 1630 sailed out of Yarmouth. As a result, it lent its name to a few much larger settlements in the New World.
23rd Mar '15 5:01:35 PM Exxolon
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The Isle of Wight is an Island off the South Coast of England, approximately diamond shaped in form and can only be accessed by Ferry (mostly, and see below about that). Once its own Kingdom for short time, now a full part of the United Kingdom--and of England, of which it is a county (it was historically part of [[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties Hampshire]]). Its major industry is tourism and has been known as a holiday destination since the Victorian Era. Also known for its fossils, many which have come up in the West Wight, on the Western side of the Island.

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The Isle of Wight is an Island off the South Coast of England, approximately diamond shaped in form and can only be accessed by Ferry (mostly, and see below about that). Once its own Kingdom for short time, now a full part of the United Kingdom--and of England, of which it is a county (it was historically part of [[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties Hampshire]]). Its major industry is tourism and has been known as a holiday destination since the Victorian Era. Also known for its fossils, many which have come up in the West Wight, on the Western side of the Island.
Island. The isle has a small population of around 140,000, roughly the same as a small city such as Oxford (more people live in the nearby city of Portsmouth than on the isle itself).
29th Dec '14 11:46:59 AM TheUnsquished
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As well as receiving the regional [[Creator/TheBBC BBC South]] and [[Creator/ITV ITV Meridian]] television and national and regional radio stations, the Isle of Wight has its own local newspapers and radio, which differ in some ways from the mainland:

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As well as receiving the regional [[Creator/TheBBC BBC South]] and [[Creator/ITV [[Creator/{{ITV}} ITV Meridian]] television and national and regional radio stations, the Isle of Wight has its own local newspapers and radio, which differ in some ways from the mainland:
29th Dec '14 11:41:36 AM TheUnsquished
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As well as receiving the regional [[TheBBC BBC South]] and [[Creator/ITV ITV Meridian]] television and national and regional radio stations, the Isle of Wight has its own local newspapers and radio, which differ in some ways from the mainland:

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As well as receiving the regional [[TheBBC [[Creator/TheBBC BBC South]] and [[Creator/ITV ITV Meridian]] television and national and regional radio stations, the Isle of Wight has its own local newspapers and radio, which differ in some ways from the mainland:
27th Nov '14 5:05:08 PM mjlush
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* Ventnor: Another resort, this time on the South of the Island. Built on the side of St. Boniface Down, the highest hill on the Island. Has been somewhat run-down since the railway station shut in the late [=1960s=], but is now slowly being regenerated by cafes and antique shops. Known for the Radar Station on the Down, which was attacked during the Battle of Britain. Famous visitors have included Edward Elgar, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Marx Karl Marx]] and WinstonChurchill.

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* Ventnor: Another resort, this time on the South of the Island. Built on the side of St. Boniface Down, the highest hill on the Island. Has been somewhat run-down since the railway station shut in the late [=1960s=], but is now slowly being regenerated by cafes and antique shops. Known for the Radar Station on the Down, which was attacked during the Battle of Britain. Famous visitors have included Edward Elgar, Music/EdwardElgar, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Marx Karl Marx]] and WinstonChurchill.
27th Nov '14 4:43:12 PM mjlush
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* Shanklin: A seaside resort on the East coast of the Island. Known for the Old Village and Shalklin Chine, one end of a PLUTO pipeline used after [[WorldWarII D-Day]].

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* Shanklin: A seaside resort on the East coast of the Island. Known for the Old Village and Shalklin Chine, one end of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pluto PLUTO pipeline pipeline]] used after [[WorldWarII D-Day]].
17th Nov '14 4:00:57 AM Patachou
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** East Cowes is the smaller counterpart the other side of the river. Despite not much being there, it has a few claims to fame -- it was where the first hovercraft was built and tested (in a hangar which is still there). It is also the location of the Red Funnel ferry terminal. Also Obsourne House -- one of QueenVictoria's favourite residences is nearby.

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** East Cowes is the smaller counterpart the other side of the river. Despite not much being there, it has a few claims to fame -- it was where the first hovercraft was built and tested (in a hangar which is still there). It is also the location of the Red Funnel ferry terminal. Also Obsourne House -- one of QueenVictoria's UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria's favourite residences is nearby.
23rd Aug '14 10:04:50 AM elemt
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* In ''{{Warhammer}}'' the Isle of Wight''s'' off the coast of [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Albion]] is a play on this, with its qualities adjusted for the IncrediblyLamePun; it's full of [[OurWightsAreDifferent wights]].
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