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The War Years

Sandown Bay ar war during its life time.

1943 - Shanklin's Darkest Hour

January and Februry 1943 would be a time Shanklin will never forget.

A Royal Isle

We take a look at Royalty who have lived and visited the Island.

An Olympic Journey

A look back to those who have represented various countries but were born or came from the Island.

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Historical films about the Isle of Wight.
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Welcome to the Growing up in the Bay website

Growing up in the Bay are a collection of films made by SVYCC Films (Shanklin voluntary youth and community centre), IOW Films and the IOW Film Club featuring the area on the Isle of Wight known as the Bay, these include Shanklin, Lake and Sandown. All of our films are made on the Island using local talent and are ideal for those who enjoy the history of the Island. All our films include a feast of information for those who enjoy research or school projects and features local historians and locals who have lived and been there.

Apart from films on the Bay, we have a collection of other specials, that feature all parts of the island, which has an Island collection.

If you have an idea that you think would make an interesting project, why not get in touch and get involved, we are always open to new ideas.

The Royal Isle will be available to view in a working version (film will not be fully completed till late 2024) from the 1st February 2024 we are making the our work print available to view for one month. For more information click here.

Please Note: HMS Seal will now not be avaible till late 2024.

New films which are currently in production " PS Sandown and the war" "Commonwealth War Graves in the Bay" "The story of Donald Bate at Arnhem" and " The Wight Queen, the story of Isabella De Fortibus"

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