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

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

The Old School Brighstone

Does anyone have any memories to share about my Great Auntie Margaret Ainley MBE who was head mistress at the school, she was headmistress for many years and I would love to know if the school house where she lived with my great grandparents is still in the village. She is buried in the local cemetery near to the village school. Thank you

New Road

I remember walking past here every day to school from 1950 to 1956 and then I went to Freshwater secondary modern school and still walked by it to catch the bus until I left the village in 1959. I remember the path on the left had a stile and footpath that came out by the pub, where that path joins New Road opposite was the mill ...Read full memory

Going To School

I walked past these houses every day to and from school from 1956 to 1959 when my family lived at Marsh Green.