Colwell Bay

Isle of Wight


Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them.

Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The maker of the card is shown in brackets (where available).

All pictures on this page are from my own collection, but are not my copyright. Copy If you wish, but if you repost or reuse them would you please out of courtesy let me know.

Colwell Bay looking west

Colwell Bay looking west. Colwell chine is at the centre  of the picture (near the bathing machines/beach huts) and 

the sea wall to Totland runs around the point. (Photochrom)

An earlier view looking west from Colwell Chine, about 1910. (British Mirror)

Holiday scene at Colwell

Colwell Bay looking towards Colwell chine

A Holiday scene at Colwell looking west, probably from the 1960's.

Looking towards Colwell Chine, 1915.There were two families  who were longshoremen on the beach, the Coles and the Conways. (Nigh) 

Colwell Chine 1910

View along Colwell Bay

Colwell Chine around 1910. Note the boat launching ramp.  On the left, at the point, is Fort Albert. (National)

An undated view along Colwell Bay. (Nigh)

Colwell Chine

View of the road approach to Colwell Bay (Colwell Chine ), 1930.

A later view of Colwell Chine, probably from the 1950's. (Dixon)

Colwell Bay looking towards Brambles

 Foreshore at Colwell

Colwell Bay looking towards Brambles, On the cliffs top left are the chalets of Bramble holiday camp. (Dean)

Looking along the foreshore at Colwell, probably 1950's. (Valentine)

Cricket on Colwell Bat

A holiday scene of the 1930's, seemingly a game of cricket. (Marfleet)

Colwell Bay looking west from Brambles with the  Needles in the distance, postmarked 1946. (Sunshine)

The Pier and Beach
On to Yarmouth
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