Time travel over 60 years from Cowes to Carisbrooke (video)

We absolutely love these split screen videos created by Grant Selby that take you on a journey above the Island over a 60 year period.

Split Screen video - Cowes - Google Earth

We’ve all heard the phrase …. “when I were a nipper, this here was all fields”.

Like us, we expect you’ve stood somewhere and tried to imagine what an area really was like 50 or 60 years before.

Split screen wonders
Well you need not wonder anymore.

Grant Selby, by using Google Earth mapping and data, has been able to create a brilliant split screen aerial video of different areas of the Isle of Wight between 1945 and 2005

The videos are a brilliant idea and are gripping to watch.

Follow the development
It’s really interesting being able to see which areas have – or have not – been developed over a period of 60 years.

The first video takes us from Cowes down to Carisbrooke.

Grant has also carried out the same treatment from Newport to Freshwater on the old railway line. Follow the train in the centre of the screen and be taken on a refreshing journey from Newport to Freshwater.

Excellent work Grant, we love these videos and can’t wait to see more.

Thanks to Andrew Day for sharing on Twitter.

Friday, 20th February, 2015 7:28pm


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Filed under: Carisbrooke, Central Wight, Cowes, Freshwater, Island-wide, Newport, North Wight, Top story, West Wight, Yarmouth

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Michael G

Fantastic idea!


Interesting idea.

I found a video the other day with a full 45 minutes of old Isle of Wight steam trains and travelling around the Island on them:

youtube (dot) com/watch?v=DxYCuh6JKZo


Nice. Cowes to Carisbrooke video who is the music by?

Grant Selby

The music is by Mankind by Olivier Girardot available from jamendo.com

Mike Vallender

A wonderful way to both reminisce and carry out a journey down memory lane while also giving the opportunities that might have occurred over the following years.