Seaview Memories

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I moved to Seaview in 1983 from Kent, the magical feeling Seaview had and the few minutes walk from our house to Seagrove Bay was wonderful. I worked for the Flamingo Park for a short time and then at the Seaview Hotel where I was the Receptionist. I didn't know how lucky I was as we later moved back to the mainland, (...Read full memory)

In the summer of 1960 I spent my Westminster Hotel School holiday working at The Pier Hotel in Seaview, Isle of Wight, mostly working in the dining room (that white windowed section protruding on the left). Funnily, I don't recall much of the working part of the summer. I don't think it was very enjoyable and, as a (...Read full memory)

I have been told that Jim Mollison (pilot), husband of Amy Johnson (also pilot), used to frequent the Starboard Club. Can anyone remember where he stayed in Seaview?

It isn't really my memory, as it was before my time. My grandfather, was the owner of the Starboard Club and my father was born on the top floor in 1963. I have no memories myself, only those that my father has told me. He grew up in Seaview until my grandfather sold the club in the early 70's and moved the family to (...Read full memory)

My Seaview experiences started from shortly after I was born and go right up to the present day. I'm from Reading, Berks, but our whole family used to rent a big house somewhere in Seaview every summer for a holiday. I was born in 1962, so I joined the Seaview summer holiday scene shortly after that. The family started (...Read full memory)

I spent much of my childhood and teenage years staying at my Aunt and Uncle's house in Ryde Road as my gran lived there too and latterly my mum until 2002. The houses have not changed much over the years but there are a lot more cars parked there now in the summer months! I have such happy memories of all my holidays spent there and would love to retire to the Island some day.

I worked at the Pier Hotel in the summer of 1960. It was my first job. I was a commis waiter ..didn't really like it at all...but I was billeted out at a nearby village. I had my first drunk drinking scrumpy mixed with cheap red wine with Italian waiters from the hotel in the pub in experience which brought me (...Read full memory)