Alum Bay and the Needles

Isle of Wight

 The Needles

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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).

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A romantic view of the Needles

A rather romantic card of the Needles, probably about 1910

Needles 1903

Needles 1904

A very early card of the Needles dated 1903. At this time 

messages could not be written on the back of postcards. (Tuck)

Needles 1904 also showing the battery. (Stengel)

Needles and Battery around 1920

Needles, 1920

Needles and the Battery about 1920.

The Needles, around 1920. (Photochrom)

Needles Scratchell's Bay

Scratchells Bay and the Needles

Scratchells Bay from the west, the Needles would 

have been behind the photographer. Dated 1917. (Hartmann)

Taken from Scratchell's Bay, card dated 1923. The boat was 

used to reach the beach, as it cannot be reached in any other way. (Sweetman)

Needles from the air

Needle lighthouse from the sea

An early Arial view of the Needles. (Photo Precision)

The Needles lighthouse from the sea, probably during the 1950's, 

note the crane on the left used when it was being provisioned. (Nigh)

Brannon Print of the Needles

The Needles looking across Alum Bay

A Brannon print of the Needles, 1859.

The Needles looking across Alum Bay, undated. (Valentines)

Needles by night, 1904

Needles by night 1934

An early card of the needle by night, dated 1904. (Tuck)

Needles by moonlight 1934. (Wade)

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4 August 2013