From The Balcony to Zanies, Island nightclubs were THE place to be in the swinging ‘60s, ’70s, ‘80s and beyond, and memories are still fresh in the minds of many who packed into them night after night. Nightclub entertainment was usually a cross between records on turntables and live acts, and many top groups of the day came here to perform
Over the past decade the Island has hosted some 50 Royal visits, all of them meticulously arranged, planned and overseen by the Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White.
In his role as Lord Lieutenant, Martin is Her Majesty The Queen’s representative on the Island, and is one of 98 Lord Lieutenants around the United Kingdom.
Businessman, Brian Gardener, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he was the inspiration behind the building of Newclose County Cricket Ground, on the outskirts of Newport.
The Gold Standard ground was officially opened in 2008 by former England captain Mike Gatting and Brian spent some wonderful days at Newclose watching his favourite sport before he sadly died in early 2015 at the age of 73.
The Cowes-based Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust have been handed ownership of their highly anticipated new yacht, which will enable them to better support young people between eight and 24 from the North of England and Scotland particularly those with mobility issues resulting from their cancer treatment.
Abbott’s Carpets & Flooring, Island specialists in all types of floor covering, will be celebrating their 10th anniversary next year. They are delighted to invite customers to visit their extensive showroom to view the exciting and innovative new ranges that are now available.