There’s a video of a 1991 rave on the Isle of Wight and it’s incredible

This is what parties used to look like twenty four years ago. This footage from a rave at Golden Hill Fort in Freshwater on August 17 in 1991 is something else. You need David Attenborough for this stuff. It's an epic piece of camerawork, spanning just over an hour split into eight parts, documenting the night from throbbing laser fort through to the...

The 12 most Isle of Wight frustrations

1. Missing the Cat or Red Jet... BECAUSE THE TRAIN WAS LATE. Can't they just talk to each other, and wait five minutes? 2. The last bus to Brighstone / Alverstone / Shorwell / whichever unreasonably rural village your parents decided to make their home leaves before anything fun happens. 3. When you order something only to be told you have to...

“Girls Don’t Poo”

Don't they? This was news to me. As I sat there surrounded by teenagers in my high school canteen, I wondered what this could possibly mean. I poo, and I do a lot. Now more than ever. Aged 16 and diagnosed with Crohn's disease I have realised it is not acceptable in British society to openly talk or express your...

Frequently Asked Questions for Islanders

A handy guide that answers every question people seem to want to know when you mention that you’re from 'the Island'. Hey there, mainland buddy! So, your new friend has just informed you that they are from the Isle of Wight. Your mind is obviously reeling from this news because, although most of the people you meet grew up on the...