Isle of Wight, 31 August 1969


To: Mr and Mrs V Long, “Woodend”, 22 Oxford Road, Stanford le Hope, Essex


Dear Nan and Pap,

Arrived at Isle of Wight about 2 with all the Hippies. We are only staying for a few days. I am writing this card while Harry is asleep he is tired out after the journey. I think it was the meal he has just had, steak, 2 eggs, chips [peas?] and tomatoes.

See you soon

Yvonne and Harry xxxxxxxx

[The reference, of course, is to the Isle of Wight free festival at which Bob Dylan made his comeback after a motorcycle accident some years before. It took place 29-31 August 1969 at Woodside Bay near Ryde.]


The Old Village, Shanklin, I.O.W., 25 August 1976

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To: Mrs I.F.Baynham, 30 Lyndale Rd, Whoberley, Coventry.

Dear Mum, Unca & David

Having a great time, IOW is every bit as pretty now as I remember. weather good but ferry very rough. very nice van & site. Saw Edward Heath at Cowes.


Margaret & Geoff