Alum Bay, Isle of Wight
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Alum Bay and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Growing Up At Alum Bay

I grew up at Alum Bay, as my parents, John & Irene Groves were managers at the Needles Hotel from 1948 - 1954. My brother Neil is 2 years older than me and we have some wonderful memories of playing in the grounds, which were very different to how they are today. There was a cafe, a bazaar, (where you could fill up ...Read full memory

A memory of Alum Bay