Isle of Wight

Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them. Please click thumbnails for full size picture. Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The manufacturer of the card is shown in brackets (where available).

The origin of the name Godshill supposedly results from the foundations of the church being moved from the bottom to the top of the hill on three occasions whilst it was being built. This was taken to be a sign from God that the church should be built on the hill, hence the name Godshill. It is now considered one of the prettiest villages on the Island with its thatched cottage and is the home to several tea rooms.

Godshill Village and Church Griffin, Godshill
Looking across the field to Godshill village and church, postmarked 1908 (Ideal) The Griffin, Godshill, 1912. (Ideal)
Godshill Village Godshill Village

Godshill village, undated but probably around 1910

Godshill Village, 1906 (Dove Series)

Church Hill, Godshill Queens Cottage, Godshill

Looking from the main road up the hill towards the church. (Judges)

Queens Cottage, Godshill opposite the church. (Excel)

Godshill church Godshill Church by night

A poorly produced card of Godshill around 1905

Godshill by Andrew Beer with his distinctive moonlit style, 

probably from around 1920. (Nigh)

Godshill church from outside Leal's Tea Gardens, Godshill
Godshill church outside, undated. (Nigh)

Leal's Tea Gardens, Godshill postmarked 1931. (Nigh)

Summer Evening near Godshill
"Summer Evening" near Godshill I. o. W.



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