Call for kayakers and canoeists to be part of charity Pier to Pier swim

pier to pier swim - clasire speight

The event attracted over 100 swimmers last year and as well as the help of inshore rescue teams, the services of kayakers and canoeists are needed to support the swimmers.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 10:51am

By Bob Cooper

Binstead residents take a journey down Memory Lane

Binstead Reunion Group

A group of Binstead past and present got together to share memories of the 1950s and 60s.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 9:26am

By Bob Cooper

Isle of Wight Rotary Clubs come together for Afternoon Tea Party

apple cake and tea

All proceeds from the event will go to the Rotary ‘End Polio Now’ Campaign which will tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 4:58pm

By Bob Cooper

New Defibrillator in Seaview

Seaview mason defibrillator

A collaboration between the Spithead Masons and the British Heart Foundation has led to a new Defibrillator being installed in Seaview.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 4:15pm

By Bob Cooper

Roz awarded ‘Most Improved Swimmer of the Year’

iow marlins

Roz joined the club to help improve her freestyle and has now been awarded 'Most Improved Swimmer' for 2018.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 11:03am

By Bob Cooper

Choral concert fundraising for youth and community centre

Newchurch male voice choir

There'll be a retiring collection at the free concert, aimed at raising funds needed to repair, upgrade and then maintain the Brading Youth and Community Centre.

Saturday, 29th September, 2018 10:16am

By Bob Cooper

120 swimmers completed 66th Isle of Wight Pier to Pier Race

pier to pier swim - clasire speight

It was pretty choppy out on the water on Saturday, but that didn't deter the 120 swimmers who took part in the 66th Isle of Wight Pier to Pier Race. Well done to them and those in the safety boats.

Monday, 13th August, 2018 10:05am

By Bob Cooper with 2 readers' comments

66th Pier to Pier Swim Race: Urgent call for kayakers

pier to pier

Can you help? The IOW Marlins Masters Swim Club are requesting more kayakers/canoeists to act as the first line of safety for the swimmers.

Tuesday, 31st July, 2018 12:44pm

By Bob Cooper

Cantobelle sing with the Newchurch Male Voice Choir

cantobelle smiling

A retiring collection that will go to support the One Life Festival, which takes place this summer providing a safe space for adults with learning difficulties to enjoy live music and DJs.

Monday, 16th April, 2018 7:49am

By Bob Cooper

Male voice choirs blow away audience with their wall of sound

Mendip concert

Members of the capacity audience said, "We were blown away with the quality of the sound made and the whole concert" at the Newchurch and Mendip Male Voice Choir's concert last week.

Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 10:55am

By Bob Cooper

Dramatic finish to 65th Isle of Wight Pier to Pier Race

pier to pier swim

The Pier to Pier Race welcomed a whopping 76 swimmers on Saturday from on and off the Isle of Wight. Bob shares this report.

Monday, 14th August, 2017 1:00pm

By Bob Cooper

Calling all kayakers – can you spare a few hours?

pier to pier

Kayakers or canoeists are asked to get involved and act as a safety boat for swimmers in the Pier to Pier challenge on 12th August.

Monday, 17th July, 2017 9:20am

By Bob Cooper