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Isle Of Wight Collection

"Discover the Charm and Rich History of Isle of Wight" Step back in time as you explore the captivating Isle of Wight, a hidden gem nestled off the coast of England

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close hauled, 1933

The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close hauled, 1933
The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close-hauled, 1933. Velsheda was designed by Charles E Nicholson and built in 1933 for Woolworths founder William L Stephenson

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Freshwater Bay and chalk cliffs of Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom

Freshwater Bay and chalk cliffs of Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Old Map of The Isle of Wight 1836 by Thomas Moule

Old Map of The Isle of Wight 1836 by Thomas Moule
This is a fine decorative reproduction Map of The Isle of Wight from the First Edition series of Thomas Moule Maps, originally Published in 1836

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Royal Yacht Britannia, Cowes Week, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Royal Yacht Britannia, Cowes Week, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Crowds at the Isle of Wight pop festival. 30th August 1970

Crowds at the Isle of Wight pop festival. 30th August 1970

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: St. Catherines Point Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

St. Catherines Point Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Osborne House, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Osborne House, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Thatched houses, teashop and pub, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom

Thatched houses, teashop and pub, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, UK, Europe

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, UK, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Cremona crashes through wave, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Cremona crashes through wave, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6-metre Cremona crashes through wave, 1913

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: The steam yacht Wanderer (later named Vagus ) hoisting sails

The steam yacht Wanderer (later named Vagus ) hoisting sails. Built by Robert Steele and Co, Greenock in 1878 for Charles Joseph Lambert as a private yacht

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Osborne House home of Queen Victoria, Isle of Wight, England, UK, Europe

Osborne House home of Queen Victoria, Isle of Wight, England, UK, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Old Map of The Isle of Wight 1611 by John Speed

Old Map of The Isle of Wight 1611 by John Speed
A facimile of John Speeds historical map of the Isle of Wight originally published for the " Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain"

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Isle of Wight. c20th Century. Artist: John Bartholomew

Isle of Wight. c20th Century. Artist: John Bartholomew
Isle of Wight. c20th Century. [John Bartholomew & Son, Edinburgh]

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Wight Island, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre

Wight Island, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre
XCF113459 Wight Island, engraved by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) from John Speeds Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, pub

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Isle of Wight Railway c. 1936

Isle of Wight Railway c. 1936
Terrier Loco W.9 as operating in Southern railway days, being turned at Bembridge Station Ronald Shephard Railway Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Shephard 1/25/79

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Isle of Wight Historical John Speed 1610 Map

Isle of Wight Historical John Speed 1610 Map
A reproduction of John Speeds historical map of the county of Isle of Wight. Originally published as part of his atlas called The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain in 1610

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: The steam yacht Boadicea at anchor. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Boadicea at anchor. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Boadicea at anchor

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: The steam yacht Joyeuse, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Joyeuse, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Joyeuse, 1914

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: The motor yacht La Toquade at anchor, 1939. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The motor yacht La Toquade at anchor, 1939. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The motor yacht La Toquade at anchor, 1939

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: The sailing yachts White Heather and Shamrock, race downwind

The sailing yachts White Heather and Shamrock, race downwind. Shamrock was designed by William Fife and was Sir Thomas Liptons first challenger for the Americas Cup

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Portsmouth and Southampton

Portsmouth and Southampton
Antique map of a Portsmouth and Southampton

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Yarmouth from The Solent in summer, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Yarmouth from The Solent in summer, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: The sinking of the Mary Rose during the Battle of the Solent, 1545, 1778 (engraving)

The sinking of the Mary Rose during the Battle of the Solent, 1545, 1778 (engraving)
BAL362926 The sinking of the Mary Rose during the Battle of the Solent, 1545, 1778 (engraving) (later colouration) by Basire

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Tennyson Down, Black Rock and Highdown Cliffs from Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

Tennyson Down, Black Rock and Highdown Cliffs from Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Beach, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Beach, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Aerial view of the Needles rocks and lighthouse, Isle of Wight, England

Aerial view of the Needles rocks and lighthouse, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Aerial view of the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Aerial view of the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, England

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, England

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Ventnor Beach, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Ventnor Beach, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Gurnard Beach, Gurnard, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Gurnard Beach, Gurnard, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Cowes from the sea, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Cowes from the sea, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: The Needles and lighthouse, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Needles and lighthouse, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: The Pier leading to Lifeboat Station, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England

The Pier leading to Lifeboat Station, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Mosaics at Brading Roman Villa, Brading, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Mosaics at Brading Roman Villa, Brading, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Mosaics at Brading Roman Villa, Brading, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Mosaics at Brading Roman Villa, Brading, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Aerial view of the Needles, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Aerial view of the Needles, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Aerial view of the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Aerial view of the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, looking towards the Solent and Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Aerial image of The Needles, a row of three chalk stacks, and Lighthouse

Aerial image of The Needles, a row of three chalk stacks, and Lighthouse, off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Sandown, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Sandown, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIsle Of Wight Collection: The schooner Meteor IV, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The schooner Meteor IV, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The schooner Meteor IV, 1911. Meteor IV was Kaiser Wilhelm IIs fourth yacht. It was designed by Max Oetz and launched in 1909




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"Discover the Charm and Rich History of Isle of Wight" Step back in time as you explore the captivating Isle of Wight, a hidden gem nestled off the coast of England. From its picturesque landscapes to its fascinating historical sites, this island offers an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the golden age of sailing as you witness the majestic 205-ton J-class yacht Velsheda gracefully sail close hauled through pristine waters in 1933. Feel a sense of awe at Cowes Week, where the renowned Royal Yacht Britannia glides across the waves during this prestigious event. Transport yourself to centuries past with an old map from 1836 by Thomas Moule, tracing the intricate details that shaped this enchanting island. Wander through Ventnor's charming streets, taking in its quintessential English beauty and immersing yourself in its rich heritage. Marvel at Osborne House, once home to Queen Victoria herself. This grand estate showcases opulent architecture and stunning gardens that transport visitors into a world fit for royalty. Visit St. Catherines Point Lighthouse and let its beacon guide you towards breathtaking views over vast expanses of ocean. Uncover tales from history as you learn about The sinking of the Mary Rose during the Battle of Solent depicted vividly through an engraving dating back to 1778. Relive one iconic moment when crowds gathered for the legendary Isle of Wight pop festival on August 30th, 1970 - a celebration that left an indelible mark on music history. Nature lovers will be captivated by Freshwater Bay's rugged beauty and Tennyson Down's chalk cliffs towering above it all – offering unparalleled vistas that inspire awe within every visitor. As your journey comes to an end, reflect upon Kirk & Sons' steam yacht Boadicea anchored peacefully nearby – a testament to both timeless elegance and maritime craftsmanship. The Isle of Wight beckons with open arms, inviting you to explore its rich tapestry of history and natural wonders.