1970s Postcard Of Sandown Isle of Wight

Sandown, Isle of Wight, 1970s

This is how Sandown on the Isle of Wight looked in the 1970s.

The town has hosted a few 'names' from the past including Lewis Carroll who spent long holidays here and it was where he met Gertrude Chataway who inspired The Hunting of the Snark.

Charles Darwin started the abstract which became the Origin of Species at the King's Head Hotel (now Bar) in Sandown in mid-July 1858. He moved on to Shanklin's Norfolk House Hotel.

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