8mm film originally taken by the late Roy Hannam.
These videos feature Island life and landmarks from the 1950s and 60s. Some of the rare footage includes the Cowes to Southampton hovercraft, the landslide at East Cowes seafront, the town's 1963 carnival at which Roy's daughter, Celia, was carnival queen, and Craig Douglas being mobbed on Ryde seafront in August 1960, before two concerts at the Commodore Cinema.
Other memories include the Medway Queen , a Princess Flying Boat , the grounding of the Brother George off Brook in 1964, Newport harbour, the Blackgang model village, an old local car, DL 74, at Ryde canoe lake and the Vectis Roads 1959 Island Grand Prix.
Roy Hannam worked at the County Press for more than 50 years and there are shots taken at the old Linotype machines.
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