Old Maps of Shalfleet

Historic Maps of Shalfleet and the local area.

I have found out my gt gt grandfather ran the New Inn in Brighstone. His name was Job Hawker, his wife was Lucy, she was a Gillingham. I know his residence was the New Inn at the time of his death in 1924. I also have many postcards of Brighstone and Newport around the 1900s.

I remember when my dad brought a run down derelict building across the road from the New Inn. As a child, a building site was a wonderful play ground. He restored it with oak beams and York stone floors, I only wish we still owned it, the tranquility of Shalfleet seems so desirable now compared to London, ahh, feet up in front (...Read full memory)