Cowes - Royal Yacht Squadron and Green

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Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them.

Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The maker of the card is shown in brackets (where available).

All pictures on this page are from my own collection, but are not my copyright. Copy If you wish, but if you repost or reuse them would you please out of courtesy let me know.

RYS by turner

A 1930's card of a painting (in the National Gallery) by Turner of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

Cowes landing stage

Cowes pier and parade

The Promenade and landing stage (RYS) at the

 north end of the parade, around 1910. (Valentine)

Cowes parade looking from the Royal Yacht Squadron

frontage to the Pier. There is now a Marina at this point. (Sweetman)

Looking up Castle Hill from the Parade

Looking down Castle Hill

Looking up Castle Hill from the Parade,1910. (Kirk)

Looking down Castle Hill toward the Parade, again about 1910. (Valentine)

Cowes RYS Landing Stage

RYS from landing stage

R.Y.S. Clubhouse 1906, note the steam launch alongside.

View from the end of the R.Y.S. landing stage towards the clubhouse, undated. (National)

Cowes off RYS

RYS and Trinity church

An undated view off shore from the Royal yacht Squadron. (Frith)

The Royal Yacht Squadron with Trinity Church behind, 1921

Artistic view of the RYS

Cowes regatta

An artistic view of the Royal Yacht Squadron. (Eyre and Spottiswoode)

A view over the Royal Yacht Squadron during the regatta, undated. (Sweetman)

Royal Yacht Squadron

Cowes Green

Grantham Hotel, Cowes

Cowes umbrella tree

An undated card of the Grantham Hotel next to the Green,  demolished in 1990 and replaced by an apartment block, like a number of other properties in this area.

Looking west across the Green, 1905. The supported tree is a 

weeping ash, know as the 'umbrella tree' reputedly planted in 1796 

(and still there!). There is a similar tree outside East Cowes Town Hall. (Wrench)

Cowes Green 1920

Cowes Green 1905

The Green, undated but probably from the 20's. The building 

on the right was the Grantham (see above) boathouse. (Nigh)

Cowes Green 1905.

View looking east from Cowes green

View across Green

An artists (Wimbush) view looking east from Cowes Green 

showing the Grantham Hotel and Boathouse, 

Trinity Church and the Royal Yacht Squadron. (Tuck)

View over the Green, 1904 (J W Stuart)

The Parade

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4 August 2013