Shanklin Volume 1


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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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Shanklin Volume 1 


The First in a three part series on Growing up in Shanklin. This film is presented by The late Geoffrey Hughes and Opera Singer, Camilla Bull. In this film it looks into Shanklin Schools, the change from two to a three tier system as well as the history of Shanklin schools from the early days.

  • Shanklin C of E Primary (St. Blasius) School
  • Gatten and Lake School
  • Lake Middle school
  • Grove Street Grammer School
  • Fairway School
  • Sandown High School (The Bay Academy)
  • The Priory
  • Upper Chine School for Girls

Other subjects include: PLUTO, Anthony Minghella and the oscar, Carnival, Cinemas, Shanklin Theatre and Pier, Youth Clubs (SVYCC), Shanklin Railway Station, Shanklin Chine and the Gillian Cartwright School of Dancing.

  • Narrated by Geoffrey Hughes & Camilla Bull


  • Louis Attrill
  • Lynda Fleming
  • James Luscombe
  • Ann Kendall
  • Barbara Price
  • Janice Palin
  • Joanne Minchin
  • Christine Harrison
  • Henry Appel
  • Richard Priest
  • Karen Hulmes
  • Major General Martin White
  • Bob Welch
  • John Hannam
  • Shaw Taylor
  • Peter Woodmore
  • Paul Biddlecombe
  • Jon Gilby
  • John Fleming
  • Gillian Cartwright
  • Anne Springman

Written and Directed by George Chastney

Running Time 91 Mins

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