Freshwater in old picture postcards

Freshwater in old picture postcards

:   Joyce E. Lester
:   Isle of Wight
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-2318-1
:   80
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69. The Parade Totland Bay circa 1908. Unfortunately due to coast erosion there is now only about half the distance shown from Beach House to the railings. This house was used for summer letting and has stood up to the elements remarkably well, The flag flying on the cliff indicates the location of a coastguard station. Here is a good exampie of dress during the early part of the century, the little push chair would have been made from eane.

70. The year 1915. First Aid practice, combined with the Red Cross, reguJarly took place at the National School duringthe First World War, together with night exercises when the 'wounded' were located and brought in for treatment.

71. Needies Lighthouse circa 1930. The Staff of the present lighthouse consists of a Principal Keeper and two Assistant Keepers, who work one month at the lighthouse and with one month off duty. Reliefs are effected by Trinity House Tender or by loeal boat. The range of light is seventeen miles, the intensity 35,000 candle power and the fog signal sounds twice every thirty seconds with a range of four sea miles, Each year the Yarmouth lifeboat takes Christrnas Fayre to the men on duty, effecting a landing if the weather permits, otherwise roeket apparatus has to be used. This apparatus, having been invented by a Carisbrook man named Dennett, was used in 1890 when thirty-six lives were saved from the three masted ship 'Irex', which had been driven onto the rocks in Scratchell's Bay.

72. The Vine Hotel circa 1921. At one time the building did have a vine growing over it, but here it is covered with creeper giving that attractive old world appearance. The board displayed on the fence is the bus time table for the Vectis Bus Cornpany (before it becarne Southern Vectis), who se services were sp reading throughout the island helped along by the coal strike which caused the train services to be suspended. The shops on the left of the picture were built on the site of Cliff Hall, a house which was destroyed by fire and the bay window above the horse rider was knocked off by a double decker bus when they were first introduced into the area.

73. This 1925 photograph shows Miss Waistell and her girls when they won the Royal Governor's shield for the annual competition of the Red Cross Teams, resumed after the 1914-1918 War. It was Miss Waistell to whom in 1925 May Lady Tennyson presented the money for an urgently needed ambulance in the West Wight, so much valuable time having been lost in the past whïlst waiting for an ambulance to come from Newport. Princess Beatrice, the Governor of the Island, presented the newly acquired Riley vehicle, named the May Lady Tennyson Ambulance, to Miss Waistell at a dedication ceremony which took place at the Drill Hall. The ambulance service was run and maintained by a body of voluntary workers, for twenty-three years organising many different money making project until1961 when the running of the ambulance was taken over by the Rotarians.

74. Circa 1906. Celebrating the end of the Harvest with the Master, guests and workers having a picnic tea; thought to be in the fields of Freshwater Farm. Very nice exampies of the starched white aprons are shown. Perhaps somebody may identify these people - the sailor in the foreground looking incredibly like Edward VII.

75. A late 1890's picture of alocal family showing the type of clothing worn by the average person during this period. These were the 'Sunday best' clothes, acustom which continued until the 1930's. The lace collars and accessories are much sought after by collectors and popular with the fashions of today.

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