The Old St. Boniface Church, Bonchurch
Legend has it that monks from the Abbey of Lyra, in Normandy, crossed over to the Island, and landed at Monks' Bay. They built a small curious edifice on the woody plateau where the Old Church now stands and dedicated it to St. Boniface.
It is said that they chose for their site the ruins of a Saxon Church, and this is supported by the fact that they dedicated their Church to a Saxon Saint, though they themselves were Normans.Read More
The New St Boniface Parish Church
The foundation stone of the New Church - 'St Boniface Parish Church' - was laid in June 1847 by the Reverend William Adams and building was completed 18 months later at a cost of £3,000.
It was designed in the Norman or Romanesque style by Benjamin Ferrey, intended no doubt to reproduce the Old Church on a larger scale. The South transept was added in 1873. The photograph opposite shows the church as it is today.Read More
Events In Bonchurch Village
When we think of the events capitals of the Isle of Wight, it is easy to focus on the cultural hubs of Newport and Ventnor or the sailing institution that is Cowes, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of the island is devoid of life, events and a community spirit.
Bonchurch may be a small village, just tucked away from Ventnor on the land slip ofthe southern coast, but it has a sense of history and community spirit that runs deep through its social calendar. Far from creating an insular “locals-only” environment, visitors are welcomed to the village to experience the local customs, join in with festive celebrations and perhaps leave their small mark on the day. Read More
Lodging And Dining In Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
Lodging And Dining In Bonchurch
When choosing a destination on the southern coast of the Isle of Wight, it is easy to think of Ventnor as the place to dine and stay as it is the vibrant town with the more noticeable cultural draw.
The truth is that the island has such close links to its food and such an array of places to stay, which it is easy to find great lodging and dining experiences elsewhere. Despite its size and old-time vibes, Bonchurch has a lot to offer. Read More
Drones Are Bringing Thermal Imaging To Archaeology
Thermal Imaging Comes To Archaeology
The key to any successful archaeological dig is knowing precisely where to look before making the first move for excavation. The better the image of what lies below the surface before digging, the better the chance of starting a project in precisely the right place and getting the best results.
Work with drones and thermal imaging has shown that UAVs allows teams to work on a much more efficient and effective dig that does not disturb the landscape or take up too much time and – ultimately – enables them to find the settlement or artifact they have been searching for. Read More
The Appeal Of Bonchurch For Newcomers To The Isle of Wight
Bonchurch For Newcomers
Settling on the Isle of Wight to create a holiday getaway is nothing knew. The royal family built Osborne House here and in doing so, Victoria started a trend that hasn’t gone away.
The houses up for sale for new residents and second-home owners are often from the same period, if not exciting new builds, but the locations vary in fashion. Ventnor will always be on the shortlist, but it is nearby Bonchurch that rises to the top of the wish list for many. Read More
Some Of Best Places To Visit On The Isle Of Wight
Best Places Of Isle Of Wight
It is always fun to be able to escape the mainland of any country and explore one of its islands. The pace of life, the landscape, and the cultural differences are often enough for many couples and families to see the appeal in these getaways, but the Isle of Wight can offer much more to provide a great vacation.
This island in the English channel is full of cultural experiences,great centersofdiscovery and some unique family friendly destinations that combine to provide a week full of exciting days out. The following four attractions for summer 2016 are just a taste of what can be enjoyed. Read More
Visit The Isle of Wight This Summer
Visit The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight has always been a great tourist destination in the summer months, but 2016’s summer program provides, even more, entertainment. A Festival of the Sea is an apt summer pastime for a small island in an area of British waters, especially one so steeped in naval and sailing traditions.
This 2016 Summer event is ideal for sailors, families and all kinds of holiday makers that want to experience the sun, sea, sand and sails in a unique location. Read More
6 Unique Churches To Discover On The Isle of Wight
6 Unique Churches
The Isle of Wight is known for many things – perhaps most notably the magnificent landscape, climate and sailing opportunities – but it is much more than a holiday destination. Islanders have lived, worked and worship ad here for centuries and there is a strong connection to religion. Read More
The Bonchurch Walk Of The South Coast
The Bonchurch Walk
The scenic charm of the southern coast of the Isle of Wight is one that is much admired by holiday makers and hikers. Many walks of varying length can be enjoyed through the villages and cost paths. Some are made for the avid trekker full of perseverance and need to explore; others are more leisurely, with as much time given to the stopping points and distractions as the route.Read More
Bonchurch Is One Of The Best Place To Live
The Isle of Wight is full of vibrant seaside locations that are all out to attract a range of holiday makers, new residents, and even second home owners.While the latter may be a subject of contention with some of the locals, with questions over the amount that they bring to a small community. Read More