On a slow Monday afternoon, when I should have been working, I found myself trawling the interweb for vintage IOW film footage.
When I came across this I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Have a look for yourselves.
Although the ferries don’t empty cars on to the beaches anymore, there is still is so much of the Island perfectly recognizable from this fabulous short film. You can still boat on a boating lake, watch a local carnival or just cavort in the waves (bathing caps optional).
I say put on your best vintage holiday outfit and hop on a sit up and beg bicycle. Pack the wicker basket with crab sandwiches, lashings of ginger beer and your old cine camera and make your own version of the film.
And when you do – don’t forget to share it with all us.
Happy re-living of vintage days!