Isle of Wight


Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them. Please click thumbnails for full size picture. Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The manufacturer of the card is shown in brackets (where available)

Lake beach Sandown fishing village
Lake beach, just west of Sandown, undated. (Valentine.) 'Sandown: The Fishing Village', apparently at the

west end of the Esplanade, postmarked 1922. (Photochrom)

Sandown bay about 1910 Sandown Cliff Path
View over Sandown bay from the west, undated

but probably about 1910 (Sargeant)

Sandown Cliff Path, with the Pier to the right, 1936. (Dean)
Sandown Bay 1915 Blue Lagoon site, Sandown
Another view over Sandown Bay from further west, 1915. (Welch) The western end of the esplanade, once known as the

 'Blue Lagoon' probably from the 1950's (Sweetman)

Sandown Pier Sandown from the Pier
Sandown looking along the pier, about 1910. (Photochrom) The Esplanade taken from the pier, postmarked 1928. (Nigh)
Sandown looking east Sandown esplanade hotels
Looking east from the pier, 1904. (Davis) Sandown Esplanade, around 1910. (Peacock)
Sandown Esplanade Aerial view of Sandown
The Esplanade, 1924 Aerial view of Sandown, probably 1970's. (Dixon)

Sandown Parade and beyond


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