Cecil Edward Wilkins, Royal Navy Commander

The story behind another of my old photos. This lovely military cabinet card really took my eye as this chap looked so young, and on the back a name and a date ! So lucky ! Here’s what I have found out so far..Cecil Edward Wilkins was born on 3rd October 1886 in Surrey, third…

William Crump, Clock and Watchmaker, Isle of Wight

Following on from my Blog  November 30th Blog  I have been scanning the ’50 loose cards’ and what a find, three were named, all the same family…Crump Ellen Crump The lady above was Ellen Crump previously Wigney, she was born on 11th July 1820 in Brighton (Brighthelmstone), Sussex. Part of a large family, about nine…

Isle of Wight September Holiday

The last time we came to the Isle of Wight was over 20 years ago when the children were young. So this time being just us, we were able to explore and enjoy more of the hidden treasures that the Island has to offer. We travelled on the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth.   We had…