Chale and Blackgang

Isle of Wight

Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them. Please click thumbnails for full size picture. Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The manufacturer of the card is shown in brackets (where available).

Chale mutiview

A multiview card of Chale, this is possibly from 1913

Chale church Chale village

The Parish Church, Chale, undated, built 1111  - 1113. (Ideal)

Chale village, probably from the 1930's. (Photochrom)

Chale Green Blackgang regatta

Chale Green, about 1910. (Peacock)

An unusual card, printed by 'Kent, Chale, I.W'. with the 

caption 'Blackgang and Chale Regatta August 10th 1909. 

It is now extremely difficult to reach this beach.

Blackgang cliffs Blackgang New Road
A 1928 view of the top of the cliffs looking east. New Road, Blackgang build as the result of the 1928 cliff fall on the Undercliff between Niton and Blackgang. Dated early 1930's. (Dean)
blackgang from the downs The classic view from the viepoint above Blackgang

View from the downs overlooking Blackgang and 

on towards the Needles in around 1930. The houses 

in the foreground have now been demolished. (Sweetman)

A modern version (1990) showing the classic view

from the viewpoint above Blackgang. The road

has again been diverted because of cliff falls. (Salmon)

Pepper pot Blackgang fountain and Shakespeare monument

On the downs above Blackgang is St Catherine's Oratory, 

originally a lighthouse but found to be of little use because 

of its height above sea level. It is also known as the pepper pot.

The Fountain and Shakespeare memorial, 

Blackgang around 1910. This has now fallen away. (Ideal)

Brighstone and Shorwell

Blackgang Chine

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27 April 2008