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The ISLE of WIGHT

 

(Updated on 15/05/2011)


 

 


Facts - Osborne House - Newport - Dinosaur Isle -
Maps
- Photos -
Interactive activities
- Activities to print -
Games to print
- Cartoons - Videos

 


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FACTS :
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  • Isle of Wight (Wikipedia)
    It "is an English island and county in the English Channel three miles from the south coast of Great Britain."
    1 History
    1.1 Early history 1.2 Middle ages 1.3 Civil war 1.4 Queen Victoria 1.5 Modern history
    2 Physical geography and wildlife
    2.1 Climate
    3 Geology
    4 Politics
    5 Demographics
    6 Main towns
    7 Culture
    7.1 Language and dialect 7.2 Sport 7.3 Music
    8 Economy

    8.1 Industry and agriculture 8.1.1 Breweries 8.2 Services
    8.2.1 Tourism and heritage 8.2.2 Transport 8.2.3 Communications 8.2.3.1 Media
    9 Prisons
    10 Education
    11 Famous residents
    12 Selected places of interest
    13 Notable media references...
  • Selected places of interest (Wikipedia)
    Examples :

    Carisbrooke Castle, where King Charles I was imprisoned

    Osborne House, where Queen Victoria
    and her husband, Prince Albert had their
    country residence

    Yarmouth Castle, associated with King Henry VIII

 

  • Activity Island (activityisland.com)
    Mainland Visits - Heritage Displays - Natural History - Boat trips - Farm Visit - Art & Craft - Sport & Recreation - Nature Trails

 

  • Isle of Wight Festival (Wikipedia)
    It "is a music festival which takes place annually on the Isle of Wight."
    In 1970 over fifty performers came : "Bob Dylan, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, The Band, The Doors, Ten Years After, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Joni Mitchell, The Moody Blues, Melanie, Donovan, Free, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Leonard Cohen, Jethro Tull, Taste and Tiny Tim."

 

OSBORNE HOUSE :

  • Osborne House (Wikipedia)
    It "is a former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England."
    1 History
    1.1 The original Osborne House 1.2 The new Osborne House 1.3 Swiss Cottage 1.4 Family Home 1.5 The death of Prince Albert 1.6 The death of Queen Victoria
    2 Convalescent Home
    3 Naval College
    4 World War Two
    5 Osborne today
    6 English Heritage...

 

NEWPORT :

  • Newport, Isle of Wight (Wikipedia)
    = the county town of the Isle of Wight
    1 History 2 Prisons 3 Amenities 4 Parliamentary representation 5 Notable people...

 

DINOSAUR ISLE :

 

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PHOTOS :

Pictures
(isleofwightpictures.co.uk)

More pictures
(flickr.com)

 


INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

  • Hampshire and Wight for Visitors - 10 questions (funtrivia.com)
    "Head south to discover the heart of ancient Wessex: Hampshire, home to historic ports, protected countryside and the former capital of England,
    and the Isle of Wight, a mecca for holiday-makers since the Victorian age."

 

 

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VIDEOS :

  • Isle of Wight Postcards (YouTube)
    "A slideshow of Isle of Wight postcards mostly between 1900 and 1930 set to the music of the 1920's."