Philip Bell

The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I love boot fairs. On the Isle of Wight we are blessed with loads of them that go through from early spring to late summer. 

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

It has been gorgeous weather but many of us are at work during most of it and when you get home, sometimes you just feel too tired and feel like the day has been spe...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

If you go down to the woods today you will be in for a big surprise. The wood in question being Borthwood Copse, near Apse Heath. I went for one of my perennial blue...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I have been privileged to have been chosen to work on a year-long project called Hidden Heroes, along side colleagues from OnTheWight and Ventnor Exchange.&nbsp...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I do love a trip to St Helen’s, and I suppose I’ve always noticed the little ruined church on the seafront and kind of ignored it, just walked past with my children...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

As we cross from winter to fast approaching spring, the crocuses and daffodils emerge and the days get a bit longer and the sun appears and we get blue skies across...

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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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