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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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