Philip Bell

The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

On a trip to Cowes, you could almost miss it — the library and the museum. What am I talking about? I discovered a fabulous heritage museum run by the council the ot...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

One of the fastest growing attractions on the Island is Tapnell Farm. We absolutely love it because it has so much to do and I think it offers very good value and th...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

The other day we took the kids out for a walk. They are often reluctant to walk but when we said we were going to climb the Devil’s Chimney they immediately became a...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

On a cold wet and windy day in February my wife, daughter and I went to one of our favourite beaches on the Island, Priory Bay, the beach just passed the old church...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I have recently worked with Robin Courage, the High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight, to create and publish a book of photos taken on the inaugural 'Isle of Wight D...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

Living in Newchurch we are very close to the Amazon. To be precise, the amazing little piece of Amazon rain forest that is Amazon World Zoo Park. We have visited oft...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

It's bluebell season again!!!

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

It was sunny a few weeks ago and we took my mum out to visit St Helen's for a walk across the Duver, along the prom at St Helens and then onto the National Trust bea...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I do love this time of year. The transition from winter to spring.

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

"Has Niton got a beach?" I say to my wife, as she wrestles with a map in the car. "Yes it has!" she replies, turning to distribute snacks to two children who ar...

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