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The Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight - Together In Transit
The history of the Isle of Wight in England includes eight wonders that relate to locations found on the island. A sort of play-on-words with location names. Originally as five wonders, it expanded to six and then eight over time. These wonders first were used on postcards for tourists, created by W. J. Nigh, a Ventnor postcard maker from the 1900s. More information on the history and examples of the postcards can be seen here. The unique Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight are: Cowes you cannot milk Freshwater you cannot drink Newport you cannot bottled Needles you cannot thread Winkle Street where there are no winkles Ryde where you walk Lake where there is no water Newtown which is very old Growing up on the Isle of Wight I had also seen these on marketing and touristic products like teatowels and magnets. It was one of those things that was known through the generations like for me through my grandad, not something learn’t at school. The Isle of Wight is known to have used different words throughout the history too. Some typical words that may be used by islanders: “Caulkhead” which means an island born person for usually three generations or more. “Firk” which is the …