On towards Yarmouth.....

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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 centre
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)

Norton Chalet Hotel

18th Century Mansion, Savoy Country Club

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.


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


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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