On to Gurnard

Isle of Wight

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.

The foot of Egypt Hill Egypt House

Looking along Queen Road from the foot of Egypt Hill, 

Holmwood House was on the right. (Photochrome.)

Looking east along the Esplanade, the lighthouse just visible on 

the left it at Egypt Point, the northernmost point of the Island. 

On the right is Egypt House, once home of the Baring family. (Photochrome.)

Gurnard village Woodvale and Bay View Caravan site

Gurnard, a small village to the west of Cowes, the card is undated 

but was probably taken during the first decade of the last century. (Mary Jones)

The Woodvale and Bay View Caravan site (now redeveloped), 1961. (Valentine)

Looking over Gurnard Green Gurnard Beach
Looking over Gurnard Green towards Gurnard Sailing Club (with flag). (Dean) The shore at Gurnard, 1950's. (Dean)
 Gurnard Marsh looking west  Gurnard Beach

A more recent card, showing the view 

over Gurnard Marsh looking west. (Dean)

Gurnard beach, off the marsh, 1950's. (Dean)
View across Gurnard marsh Gurnard looking across the marsh, 1930

An undated view across Gurnard Marsh, looking east. (Nigh)

Gurnard looking west across the Marsh about 1930. (Sweetman)

Gurnard Marsh 1960
A more recent  view, probably from the 1960's. (Nigh)

Continuing west we reach Thorness Bay.

Towers Thorness Bay

Thorness Bay Holiday Centre

The entrance to the Towers Hotel, 1957. (Dean)

A multiview card of the Towers Holiday Centre, probably from the 1970's. (Nigh)

East Cowes

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4 August 2013