On towards Yarmouth.....


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.

Brambles from the air
Brambles Holiday Camp from the air, 1947. (Sweetman)

Brambles Chine Holiday camp (at the eastern end of Colwell Bay), probably  from the 1960's. (Dixon)

Golden Hill fort

Nortin Green, Isle of Wight

Golden Hill Fort, inland south of Colwell Bay, was completed in 1870  and was one of the Palmerston Follies.

This was taken when it  was used for light industry, it is now to be used for housing. (Judges)

An undated picture of Norton Green, a hamlet just off the Freshwater to Yarmouth Road. 

New Inn Norton Green

Mountfield Caravan Park
The New Inn Norton Green, probably in the 1950's. (Bay Series) Mountfield Caravan Park, Norton Green, undated. (Regency Press)
Savoy Holiday Camp Savoy Holiday centre
Described as the paddling pool Savoy Holiday Camp, 1953. (valentines) Savoy Holiday Centre pictured in 1987. This is set back from the coast near Fort Victoria. During the second world war it was a military camp. There has been considerable development since the photo was taken. It is now known as the West Bay Club. (Nigh)

Described as the 18th Century Mansion House, Savoy Country Club, 1987. (Nigh)

An undated picture (probably early 1950's) of Norton Chalet  Hotel. Like Savoy, during the second world war

it was a military  camp. It is still a holiday centre, Norton Grange.

View from Norton Chalet
Unfortunately a poor quality card showing a view from the grounds of Norton Chalet Hotel towards Yarmouth. (Nigh)



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13 April 2020