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Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Shanklin, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Shanklin

Historic Maps of Shanklin and the local area.

I lived in the house called Abbotsford in about 1934 which to this day, stands by the side of the America Woods. Once a year, the scouts would camp in the field at the back of the house. I spent many happy times playing in those woods, especially with my two brothers before they joined the army. They knocked nails into the trunk of the tree to enable us to climb up and we also carved out names into the trunk.( I wonder ...see more

I remember Lower Hyde Farm holidays with great affection. Went approx five times in the 60S and always had a great time. Evening entertainment was in 'the club' where host Bob would expertly guide you through the evenings. A feature was the Russian Ballet where you kissed your partner at the end of the dance - a very daring thing for a 16 year old. Wonderful memories of a bygone age.

Added 22 November 2016