Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.
Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.

Norman conquest

THE JOHN HANNAM INTERVIEW

Many successful Island journalists learned their skills on Island publications and then moved on to mainland newspapers. But one of our most successful, Philip Norman, was turned down by one local paper because it had no vacancies.

Read More
Millie O'Conner Island Story

Spotlight falls on Millie O’Connell…

A BEACON SPECIAL INTERVIEW

After graduating from the world- renowned Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom, Millie, from Shanklin, not only won a place in the ensemble of ‘42nd Street’ in a top Paris theatre, but was also given the role of understudy to leading lady Peggy Sawyer

Read More

Reigning supreme…

THE JOHN HANNAM INTERVIEW

Who has been the Island’s favourite pop group of the last 50 years? There are numerous bands to choose from, but for many the Cherokees are still revered as our most popular ever and they reigned supreme for 10 years from the early 1960s.

Read More

By popular demand…!

THE JOHN HANNAM INTERVIEW

During the 26 years of my Isle of Wight Radio chat show, two people created the biggest impact – Cliff Richard and the late Military Road farmer Sylvia Jones. Sir Cliff was perhaps expected, but Sylvia, making her radio debut at the age of 74, brought in phone calls from all along the south coast, and she came back several times by popular demand. I still think of her every time I drive past Sutton Farm. She was always full of fun and once told me: “What I’ve got left is either wrinkled, shrivelled up or dropping off.

Read More

Graham and Suki…and the lycra!

THE JOHN HANNAM INTERVIEW

Actor Graham Pountney and his wife Suki Taylor, a dancer and choreographer, have been coming to the Island since 1976, and were married six years later in Seaview.
Since then Graham has starred in Howard’s Way, until his most spectacular screen exit as powerboat driver Mark Foster, and guested in shows like New Tricks, Hannay and EastEnders. Meanwhile, Suki appeared in Hello Dolly with Danny La Rue, worked with the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi and now plies her skills with local wheelchair dancers and dementia sufferers.

Read More

Sarah’s Super Return

A BEACON SPECIAL INTERVIEW

Sarah Jackson is a true inspiration for any Isle of Wight youngster looking to build a successul career. Sarah went to the mainland to become a Police Constable, and has now returned to the Island as one of our most important and influential citizens. Sarah Jackson admits that when she was growing up on the Island she was not sure which career path she wanted to take, until she finally decided the police force would help her fulfil her aims and ambitions.  However, when she moved to the mainland to become a Constable in August 1989, she could not have envisaged that she would ultimately return to the Island in the prestigious position of Superintendent Sarah Jackson.

Read More

War Veteran Bert – one of the lucky ones!

A BEACON SPECIAL INTERVIEW

Second World War veteran Bert Earley describes himself as ‘one of the lucky ones’, and when he talks about his war-time trips journey around Britain, repairing vital aircraft under the constant threat of German bombing raids, it is easy to see why! Bert, born, brought up and still living in Cowes, is now 96, and the second eldest of four brothers, three of whom served their country during the war. Eldest brother Frank recently celebrated his 100th birthday; George has sadly passed away, as has Ron, the youngest, who did his National Service after the war ended.

Read More
Page 3 of 3123