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The Needles IOW142 viewsScans from paper prints, some later rescanned at higher resolution.
Fort Albert looking towards Yarmouth IOW124 views
My intrepid pilot Tom130 viewshumming away as usual
Cowes IOW128 views
Cowes IOW122 viewsQueen Victoria's Osborne House is over to the left. She was happy here with her Albert, but was devastated when he died at the early age of 42 in 1861. Victoria survived a further 40 years and died here on the island.
There t'is Tom, Fawley chimney stack128 views
Calshot peninsula129 viewssee the flying boat?
St. Catherines Lighthouse IOW133 views
Calshot peninsula133 viewsbetter view of the flying boat, should be ML814, Short Sunderland Mk5, later G-BJHS. Departed to USA in July 1993 to Kermit Weeks' 'Fantasy of Flight ' museum
Southsea, Hants125 viewsThe hallowed playing fields of our youth.
We used to come here on day trips (Dad was a native of nearby Portsmouth, Charles Dickens too!).
I can still feel the hard yellowing grass of this huge playing field, yellow because it rarely got watered, and because it was always in use.
Hayling Island bridge125 viewsHayling was once served by Class A1X Terriers of the LBSCR (London, Brighton & South Coast Railway). The centre of the bridge could be swung open to allow larger boats to pass through.
All gone...trains, swing bridge...just memories
Wisley Airfield, Surrey132 viewsVickers Aircraft had a factory here building types from Vikings to Viscounts and the military Valiant. I had a flight in 1966 in a BAC 1-11 G-ASYD from here. Closed 1972.
20 kms to Heathrow as the crow flies.
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