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Institute of Tourists Guiding

MR 04676

The Isle of Wight

England in miniature

What is the story?

The Isle of Wight – just a boat ride away, yet a world apart.

Let me show you some of what this fascinating island has to offer, from the famous Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle to the network of footpaths, the ever-changing coastline and the island’s role as a holiday resort and defensive site.

Talk details:

LocationLength
Village Hall or your meeting venue
45 to 60 minutes
Online via Zoom
45 to 60 minutes

What will I find out?

Childhood holidays. The journey, the beach, the ice cream.  Perhaps these are your memories of the Isle of Wight.

That merely scratches the surface.  My talk tells the history of the island from the split with England 8,000 years ago and its first inhabitants.

We find out about famous residents, Charles I, Robert Hooke, Alfred Lord Tennyson and of course Queen Victoria.

We explore the footpaths and the coast, and visit places like Newtown, Appuldurcombe House, St. Catherine’s Point and Quarr Abbey.

Hopefully your new memories will be that much richer.

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Qualifications and accreditations

  • Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides
  • Blue Badge Guide for South and South East England 2011
  • Blue Badge Guide for South West England 2014
  • Member of Association of Wessex Tourist Guides
  • Member of Midsomer Tours
  • Guiding endorsement for Windsor and Eton
  • Member of Windsor Welcome Tourist Guides Association

Alan Copeland

Whitchurch Camera Club

Graham is a regular visitor to our meetings and his talks are always very popular. He displays a great depth of knowledge of his subject, is very professional and informative in his delivery and his talks are illustrated with superb photography.

Mollie Dunning

Maidenhead Townswomen's Group

We have had some very interesting talks from Graham. He really enjoys his subjects and passes his interest and knowledge on to his audiences. Our members certainly look forward to the meetings when Graham is giving a talk.

Hilary Powley

The Friendship Club

We have enjoyed several of Graham’s talks and they have always been well presented, interesting and entertaining.

HF Holidays guest

Don’t think he could improve! Excellent in all respects.

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