May’s Teatime Teaser

  1. In what year did King Edward (Queen Victoria’s heir) give ownership of the Osborne estate to the nation?
  2. Which famous Island landmark was the holiday residence of Princess Beatrice up until 1944?
  3. Which type of stone from the Island was used to complete part of the Tower of London?
  4. Name four acts that appeared at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.
  5. In what year was the first Cowes Regatta?
  6. Blackgang Chine was founded in 1843. What was the first item bought in to attract visitors?
  7. Which English Heritage property was once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight?
  8. The Needles New Battery secretly tested what between the 1950s and 1970s? 
  9. Bembridge windmill is the only surviving windmill on the Island. In what year did it cease operating?
  10. Which chine on was taken over and used as an assault course in preparation for the Dieppe raid of 1942 during the Second World War?

 

Author: Isle of Wight Beacon

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