The Greening family have certainly been the footballing G–Force both here on the Isle of Wight and in Australian stretching back over the past 60 years.
I knew Morris Barton, who died recently aged 75, long before he became the most famous person on the Isle of Wight. When he first joined the IW County Press he was an apprentice linotype operator to my late father, Roy. When dad revealed stories of work, Morris was often mentioned.
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.