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Isle of Wight event draws visitors from Japan

Thu 18 Nov 2010

Isle of Wight event draws visitors from Japan

Japanese tourists have taken Isle of Wight holidays in order to attend an event which has been held on the island.

Northwood House has been hosting the Cowes Heritage exhibition, which looks into the history of the residence, for the past few weeks.

Paul and Michido Hidehiko Tanimura came all the way from Japan to see the event at the house which was built by the Ward family, reports VentnorBlog.

Mr Hidehiko Tanimura said: "I found it all very interesting, considerably adding to our knowledge of that remarkable member of the Ward family to whom we owe so much back in Japan."

Cowes Heritage chairman John Groves explained that it had been hoped around 1,000 people would travel to the Isle of Wight for the exhibition, but the final number was more than 1,300.

Northwood House is thought to be one of the most haunted attractions on the Isle of Wight, after one of the Benedictine nuns who lived in the property in the early 20th century died in the residence.

Posted by Adam Pearson ADNFCR-3083-ID-800243793-ADNFCR

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