Binstead, Isle of Wight
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Issac Saunders Blacksmith

In 1970-72 I worked for a man in Sydney, Australia who told me that his Great-Grand-Mother came from the Isle of Wight, and that is all that he knew of his 'roots'. In 2015 I said that I would try and find some more information about his ancestors. I spent many months delving into the past, and visiting the island. ...Read full memory

Lydia And Wendy

I worked in the big hotel in Sandown, and a couple of hotels on the very seafront with two girls from Binstead, what fun we had, laughter and tears went together. I've lost touch with them but would love to hear what they are up to now and where they live. I remember Browns boating lake in Sandown, and one of the hotel ...Read full memory

Binstead In The Big Freeze 1962 63

I was born in Newnham Road Binstead in 1955 and have happy memories of the freedom of living there. Being able to walk to Binstead school and walking alone to my godmother's farm (Newnham Farm) looking for bird's nests (quite legal then!) without a care. However the most distinct memory was waking up on ...Read full memory

A memory of Binstead by Robert Hall