Isle of Wight in the 1930s


Some time ago, the Society received a set of photographs which appeared to be a record of a holiday on the Isle of Wight in the 1930s. Most of the pictures are typical of the period, but one or two have some intriguing stories behind them. Unfortunately we have no record of who donated the photographs, so if anyone would like to take credit for them, we'll be happy to acknowledge you !

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St Catherine's Lighthouse
Horse Sand Fort. The checkerboard paint is just visible.
Nab Tower
"Dunnose Point from Luccombe"
Sandown Fort. The gun emplacement and barbed wire would indicate that this is just prior to WW II. It was probably illegal to take such pictures at that time.
Possibly Sandown Bay, with invasion defences in place.
A German light aeroplane of the inter war years, G-ABJX is a Klemm L27 (it was registered to Phyllis Beardmore of 76 Queensway, Bayswater, London, in 1938). She may be the lady in the cockpit. Taken at Ryde Airport.
G-ACAY Avro 638 Club Cadet - News Chronicle, C W A Scott. Taken at Ryde Airport.
C W A Scott and associate. Taken at Ryde Airport. Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott, AFC (13 February 1903 - 15 April 1946) was a famous English aviator, best known for winning the MacRobertson Air Race in 1934. He was the Aviation correspondent for the News Chronicle. Depression and alcoholism led him to take his own life in 1946. For further details see the Wikipedia article at
Sandown Pier
"Landslip Shanklin IW"
Shanklin Chine
Possibly Shanklin Chine ?
Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle
Osborne House
Bembridge Windmill
Shanklin Pier

Geoff Allan - Click for email address