East Cowes

East Cowes is the arrival point for many people visiting the Isle of Wight, as Red Funnel have their car ferry port here.

The area is rich with boat building history and well as the more obvious Queen Victoria connection with Osborne House.

Below are articles that OnTheWight has published connected to East Cowes.

Largest St George Cross born from Union flag to support England in World Cup

10 July 2018. Wight Shipyard staff with the largest England flag in the country.

The World's largest Union Flag, at Venture Quays on the Isle of Wight, has been repainted to become a St George Cross to show support to England in their World Cup ambitions.

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 9:09am

By Sally Perry

Floating bridge out for two days of essential maintenance

floating bridge suspended

The Isle of Wight council say that a passenger launch will be in operation on each day during the essential maintenance.

Monday, 9th July, 2018 5:35pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Join others on the Osborne Run to raise money for Mountbatten

Mountbatten 5k start

Last year's event saw 600 runners take part and raising over £20,000 to support Islanders and their families. This year's event has moved to a cooler time of the year to avoid the sweltering heat.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 1:18pm

By Emma Topping

Wight Shipyard sister co leads way in ferry support

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SMS say they've had great wins with Condor Ferries, Red Funnel and Brittany Ferries whilst their sister company, the Wight Shipyard Co, goes from strength-to-strength in the new build sector.

Wednesday, 27th June, 2018 8:19am

By James Tourgout

Cowes Harbour Commission welcomes new board members

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Cowes Harbour Master says the new appointments bring extensive knowledge and expertise and will add value and complement the existing balance of skills and experience within the current Board.

Monday, 25th June, 2018 1:02pm

By Louisa Mamakou

Floating Bridge stakeholders have ‘very constructive’ LEP meeting

Floating Bridge No 6 by Allan Marsh

A contingent from the Floating Bridge Stakeholders Group gave a deputation to the funders of the Cowes Floating Bridge - the Solent LEP - today. They report back here.

Friday, 22nd June, 2018 4:14pm

By Floating Bridge Stakeholders Group with 9 readers' comments

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight on BBC1’s Antiques Roadshow this Sunday

antiques roadshow

Tune in this weekend to see the episode of Antiques Roadshow that was filmed on the Isle of Wight last September.

Friday, 22nd June, 2018 9:23am

By Sally Perry

Fate of Umbrella Tree being discussed at tonight’s town council

umbrella tree

Residents fighting to save the iconic Umbrella Tree from destruction are urged to attend tonight's East Cowes Town Council meeting.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 3:25pm

By Sally Perry

Events commemorating death of Russian Royal Family take place in East Cowes

Russian Royal Family

A host of events are planned for 6th-8th July, including concerts, a two-day exhibition, a Russian market, screening of archival footage, Orthodox Vespers and the unveiling of an incredible monument.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 10:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Floating Bridge: Council lift curfew but are noise levels now safe?

floating bridge from cowes

OK, the council is bringing back floating bridge crossings between 5am and 1.25am - but have they fixed the long-running noise pollution issues. OnTheWight gets answers from the Isle of Wight council. Read on ...

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 2:39pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

A full day of fun, live music, beautiful gardens and more for £5 each

Grounds with house in background

This firm family favourite and has grown year on year to become one of Mountbatten’s best fundraisers. A full day of things to see and do, head to Barton Manor on Sunday 22nd July between 10am-4pm.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 6:55pm

By Feature Writer

Floating bridge: Council finally bring back early morning and late night sailings

floating bridge cowes

With the Isle of Wight Festival opening its gates on Thursday 21st June, the council are getting the Floating Bridge to run at the times the old service used to - 5am, then into the wee hours.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 6:30pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments