With the Island having for so long been the largest single constituency in the country, with around 110,000 voters for one Member of Parliament – at least for the time being – it is rarely appreciated that for almost 250 years, before the Great Reform Act of 1832, we returned a staggering six MPs.
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The Old Gaffers Festival makes a welcome return to the Isle of Wight entertainment calendar this year. After its absence in 2016 due to a lack of financial support, the Gaffers will take place in Yarmouth on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, with organisers having worked overtime to make it bigger and better than ever.
It promises to be an exciting season for Wightlink Warriors and their fans as speedway returns to Smallbrook Stadium this April.
Barry Bishop and Martin Widman, co-promoters of the Warriors, have ambitious plans to transform Smallbrook into the Island’s leading sports complex, as well as making Thursdays a speedway fun night out for all the family.