The Village Walk
As part of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival, a group of 25 of us had a gentle stroll around a relatively unknown part of our village.
We started at Moa Place car park, walking along Spinfish, Middleton, Pound Green and finally Queens Road. Along the way we looked at postcards of how the village used to look, just farms, fields and a few houses.
We saw how buildings have changed their use, like The Salvation Army Hall, which changed to a bank and is now a home, or shops and a pub that are now dwelling places.
There were connections with Lord Tennyson, Margaret Cameron and the artist Helen Allingham. We also discovered where the medieval field system was used and the positions of a windmill and the village well.
We would like to organise another walk for next May. Any ideas