The War Years


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The War Years

Sandown Bay ar war during its life time.

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The War Years


The War Years is part of the Growing up in the Bay series and documents how the the bay has played in defending both the shores of the Isle of Wight and of England, from when the Romans invaded in AD43, up to the dangers super tankers have played in the story of the Bay.

  • Narrated by Jay White
  • Historian Tim Wander
  • Poem read by Emily Jackson
  • End Credit Music by Katherine Ann Rashley


  • Derek Poole
  • Heather Humby MBE
  • Ian Ward BEM
  • Bill Wyke
  • Cyril Daish
  • Peggy Forward
  • Martin Everett
  • Peter Knight

Produced by Richard Priest and Pat & Joe McKay,Pip! Pip!

Written & Directed by Kev Weeden

Running Time 70 mins. ©2022

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