South East

Some corner of a foreign field that is forever Turkey
Some corner of a foreign field that is forever Turkey

Some corner of a foreign field that is forever Turkey

The small south coast town of Gosport is an interesting, rather than an attractive, place.  Optimistic residents may believe it was once known as ‘God’s port’, though the Oxford Dictionary of Place Names’ more prosaic and likely explanation is that…

The Needles – a tale of shipwrecks, Victorian forts and Cold War
The Needles – a tale of shipwrecks, Victorian forts and Cold War

The Needles – a tale of shipwrecks, Victorian forts and Cold War

The Needles, enormous 100-feet (30-metre) high chalk and flint stacks off the most westerly point of the Isle of Wight, are part of the Island’s iconography, and one of Britain’s most recognisable coastal features.  They are an exposed eroded section…