Binstead, Holy Cross Church c.1875
Memories of Binstead
I love Binstead, met my first wife there Carole, who lived in Beatrice Close. We walked all around the village but the best walk was from the Church of the Holy Cross up to Ladies Walk, a truly beautiful place which I still enjoy at my age of 66yrs. In recent years parts of Binstead have been ruined by over development, too many houses and increase in traffic, but I still love it.
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
Living on the island was like living in paradise - it seemed like a constant holiday! I remember walking from 'Danehurst' along Pitts Lane across Binstead Road and up Cemetary Road to school every day. I loved walking to the beach through the woods near Quarr Abbey and through to Fishbourne. I loved going to Sunday School ...Read full memory
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