Isle of Wight Transport in the Past

This resource has been designed to support teaching the primary history curriculum using oral histories. It is a PowerPoint presentation exploring the theme of Transport in the Past by using photos, films and oral histories from the Island’s past.

Examples of what’s included

Photographs

Gold Flash motorbike and sidecar
Sylvia Greville’s family car
Horse drawn tram on Ryde Pier

Oral Histories

David Harris, born 1933, worked as a bus conductor for Southern Vectis as a summer holiday job when he was 17.
Joyce Holbrook, born 1920, remembers the wonderful outings she had with her Sunday School where they would go in a charabanc to Ryde.
Sylvia Greville, born 1920, grew up in Chale. Her Father was one of only 9 people to have a car in West Wight in the early 1920’s.

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