The Local’s Guide

Welcome to The Local’s Guide – this is the perfect place to find out some of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets – straight from the mouths of the resident local experts.

All our bloggers are Islanders who want to share the things they love best about the Island, including some great ‘Islanders only’ knowledge to the best spots for anything from picnicking to wild swimming!

 

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No Cake By the Ocean – but great fish

No Cake By the Ocean – but great fish

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Where does one go for a special birthday lunch on a sunny day?

A Trip to Victoria’s Beach

A Trip to Victoria’s Beach

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One Sunday in the half term, after having realised we only had a few days left on our English Heritage membership cards, we peeled the kids off the sofa and hustled them into the car for a trip to Os...

Simon Townshend on Keith Moon

Simon Townshend on Keith Moon

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Backstage at the IW Festival this year (2016) the artist's village was a magnet for the press and quite a few of the performers.

Brian May Plays IW Festival Fender

Brian May Plays IW Festival Fender

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I happened to be standing right next to the silver bullet style Airstream trailer that Fender had in the Artist Village backstage when Brian May dropped by to try out a couple of guitars.

Renegades All – Alabama 3 Meet Ray Foulk

Renegades All – Alabama 3 Meet Ray Foulk

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Two of the members of Alabama 3 came to meet Ray Foulk at his stand in the Artist Village backstage and I was lucky to have been there to witness this meeting of minds.

Mrs B does Godshill Model Village

Mrs B does Godshill Model Village

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A week of tourism treats call as Deptford Doris disembarks the ferry at Cowes.