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ISBN: 9780857041814
AUTHOR: Keir Foss
The Book of Newtown, Isle of Wight
The Book of Newtown, Isle of Wight
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First published in 2004 and quickly sold out, this new edition of The Book of Newtown with Porchfield, Locks Green and Shalfleet, published to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee, brings the story of the community fully up to date. It shows how the royal heritage is helping those communities deal with fresh incursions that challenge the fabric and values of village living. It also rejoices in the local initiatives that are sustaining the vitality of community spirit in this unique corner of Wight.

A new section highlights what has happened since the book was first issued such as the refurbishment of Shalfleet Village Hall and the resurrection of the former Womenís Institute Hall in Porchfield into a superb community facility, whilst new images capture how the Jubilee was celebrated. This unique publication is a vital record of the history and inhabitants of the ancient community of Newtown, presented in a single volume for all to treasure.

Newtown has always attracted attention, not all of it welcome. Twice it was invaded and plundered, by the Danes and then the French. The Bishops of Winchester established their summer palace nearby, and the Normans built a planned town and made it Wightís capital. With royal support Newtown survived hard times, having been granted a market and fair (the famous Randy) and the franchise to elect two Members to Parliament.

Along with its neighbours, the town supported sturdy industries making bricks and salt, and hosted military camps and coastguard stations. The Book of Newtown with Porchfield, Locks Green and Shalfleet tells the story of these resilient communities, covering every aspect of local life down through the years, from schooling and farming, through entertainment and sport, to work and worship Ė in times of hardship and poverty, wealth and prosperity.

Keir Foss was born at Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. Newtown, birthplace of his father and home to many generations of the Foss family, has always been his spiritual home. Taken there regularly in his early childhood, balanced precariously on the crossbar of his fatherís bicycle, he developed an empathy with the place and its people that spawned many years of exploration and research. He has written over 20 articles about the area for the islandís Family History Society journal and, with enormous help from friends and family, has compiled this remarkable collection of stories and pictures. He is also the Author of The Book of Calbourne and The Book of Porchfield and Locks Green, also published by Halsgrove.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 181 4, hardback, 297x210mm, 176 pages. New Edition October 2012.

Wild Hampshire & Isle of WightWild Hampshire & Isle of Wight - £14.99
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are reputed to be two of the most wildlife-rich counties in the UK. This celebration of their wildlife heritage is a showcase for some of the most beautiful, fascinating and inspiring species and habitats to be found on land and at sea. In this new and lavishly illustrated book by Clive Chatters, the wildlife and wild places quite rightly take centre stage. Readers are taken on a journey around the two counties with their diverse landscapes and species.
Portrait of the Isle of Wight CoastPortrait of the Isle of Wight Coast - £14.99
Starting and finishing near the Needles and Alum Bay this book represents a photographic exploration of the islandís numerous coastal highlights and characteristics, captured in all their glory through more than 140 images from the camera of Geraint Tellem.
Spirit of The Isle of Wight Steam RailwaySpirit of The Isle of Wight Steam Railway - £4.99
From his collection of stunning images Mike Heath presents this photographic excursion along the line which, with many of the societyís locomotives and all of its carriages having spent much of their working lives on the island, is truly a journey back in time.
Cowes WeekCowes Week - £14.99
With over 140 striking and immediate images, Dave Willis captures the excitement, disasters and triumphs of one of the sporting calendarís ultimate events.
Isle of Wight Address BookIsle of Wight Address Book - £12.99
Whether bought as a gift or for personal use, this Isle of Wight Address Book, with its superb pictorial reminders of the island, will provide years of pleasure.
The Isle of Wight & Hampshire Coast from the AirThe Isle of Wight & Hampshire Coast from the Air - £14.99
The Halsgrove Coast from the Air series reaches Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Isle of Wight from the AirIsle of Wight from the Air - £14.99
The superb aerial photographs in this book provided a fascinating overview of this historic island community, which these days provides a distinctive place to live for thousands, and for many more a place to enjoy leisure pursuits including watersports of all kinds, birdwatching, or simply walking the many island footpaths.
Portrait of the Isle of WightPortrait of the Isle of Wight - £14.99
The Isle of Wight is a landscape of infinite and fascinating variety and is captured here by Ian Badley in over 140 evocative and beautiful images, showing the island at its colourful best.
The Book of WhippinghamThe Book of Whippingham - £19.99
Subscriptions are closed. The opportunity to have a name printed in the book has now passed and the book is available for purchase in the normal way. Published July 2006.
Beaches, Bars and Blisters of the Isle of WightBeaches, Bars and Blisters of the Isle of Wight - £9.99
This book captures the unique charm and eccentricity of the island and recalls the sights and personalities author David Yates encountered along the way as he passed a variety of beaches, visited a number of bars and developed several blisters on his feet. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
The Book of Porchfield & Locks GreenThe Book of Porchfield & Locks Green - £19.99
Subscriptions are closed. The opportunity to have a name printed in the book has now passed and the book is available for purchase in the normal way. Published November 2006.
The Unguided Tour Isle of WightThe Unguided Tour Isle of Wight - £9.95
This book by Simon Kern is the perfect accompaniment for any visitor or for those wishing to find out more about the Island and its unique qualities. It blends some of the islandís most notable locations with a few of its lesser-known gems.
Images of Hampshire and Isle of Wight RailwaysImages of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Railways - £19.99
Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author Maurice Dart, of main line locomotives and private and industrial lines, many of which no longer exist. Each is accompanied by the authorís own text, unique reminiscences of the locomotives that once ran on the westcountryís extensive rail system.
The Book of CalbourneThe Book of Calbourne - £19.99
The Subscription List has now closed, but you can still purchase the book. All books will be sent on publication in October.
Sky High Isle of WightSky High Isle of Wight - £4.99
The superb aerial photographs by Jason Hawkes in this book give a fascinating overview of this historic island community, which these days provides a distinctive place to live for thousands, and for many more a place to enjoy leisure pursuits including watersports of all kinds, birdwatching, or simply walking the many island footpaths.
 
 
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