St. Catherine's

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).

Aerial view of St Catherine's Point

An aerial view of St Catherines Point, probably around 1960

Buddle Inn Smuggler rock, st Catherines
The Buddle Inn, Niton undated but around 1910. (Wynham)

Smugglers Rock, exact logation unknwn, but near St Catherine's, undated

Royal Sandrock Hotel

The Royal Sandrock Hotel,1936. This hotel was built on the site of a spring in around 1811. This spring was reputed to have medicinal qualities and was visited by royalty in the 1830's. Unfortunately during the second half of the 20th Century a decline set in and it was destroyed by fire in 1984.

Niton Undercliff, looking towards Niton at the entrance to 

the Undercliff Hotel. This was destroyed during the second 

world war, apparently being mistaken for a radar operations room. (R.P.A.)

St Catherines lighthouse around 1900 St Catherines Lighthouse

An early picture of St Catherine's Lighthouse, probably around 1900. (Stenhel)

St Catherine's Lighthouse, again about 1900. (Wrench)

St Catherines lighthouse and foghorn St Catherines in the sixties

An interesting undated view showing a close up 

of the lighthouse and its foghorn. (Pike)

St Catherine's Lighthouse from the sixties with the 

round the Island paddle steamer in the background

Castlehaven Reith Bay

Castlehaven, just east of St Catherines probably 1960's. (Nigh)

Reith Bay, the point shown on the Castlehaven card opposite, undated.

The Undercliff Blackgang to Niton

Niton to St Lawrence

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5 November 2008