Wildflower garden commemorating 100th anniversary of end of First World War opens

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The English Heritage-run garden at Queen Victoria’s seaside home on the Isle of Wight is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 11:43am

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Sandown Station sees new flowers planted by children following vandalism

Sandown kids

Children and their teachers from Sandown Bay School filled planters with colourful blooms and native herbs, replacing plants removed or damaged by vandals earlier this year.

Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 4:02pm

By Peter Gruner

Letter: What’s the plan for former church now in private hands?

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The Isle of Wight council revealed on Wednesday they have sold the former church for £75,000 to a private individual. This reader feels we should know more about what's planned for grade II listed building.

Thursday, 7th December, 2017 12:31pm

By Peter Gruner with 3 readers' comments

Search for Isle of Wight members of the WWI’s ‘green fingered brigade’

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The search is on for descendants of Ernest Owen Johnson, from East Cowes and Charles Mew, from Princes Street, Ryde, who both worked for the Royal Parks and were killed in battle during in the First World War.

Friday, 11th August, 2017 10:33am

By Peter Gruner

Residents pay tribute to gardening volunteers

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We could all do with some colour in our lives and thanks to the generous volunteers in Ryde, the public can enjoy spring blooming in Vernon Square.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 12:53pm

By Peter Gruner