Totland Bay, The Pier c.1955
Photo ref: T65027
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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

A Selection of Memories from Totland Bay

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Totland Bay

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We stayed here in the mid 1960s with our large family,6 of us, housed in one room (from my father's memory). Our cousins, Aunt and grandmother stayed in another room, 5 in all. I can remember holiday camp style entertainments and the seven of us cousins (up to the age of 9 or 10) being garbed in green crepe paper for the fancy dress, as seven peas in a pod! From a recent stay on the island I understand that ...see more
Myself and two friends visited Totland Bay in 1969 and stayed at the Suncliff Holiday Camp. It was very basic there and I remember the owner cooked us our meals. I remember watching the moon landing on an old tv that they had in a rather run down "clubhouse". I remember there were some goats grazing as you entered the camp. Down by the sea I remember a large derelict structure that I presume was built ...see more
They worked and met at the hotel, gran was a housekeeper, grandad was head waiter, must have been around 1915? Auther Money and Eideth Money
My late father and mother-in-law used to love their holidays on the Isle of Wight and particularly enjoyed their times at what they called Totland Tea Gardens. Would anyone have any recollection of this place? I would be especially interested in photos and/or the location as we are staying in Totland for a week in June and would love to know where this place was (is?). Thank you.