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Explore the History of the Island

2013 - 2023

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History Tourism - The Way

History tourism is a thriving industry that allows visitors to explore the rich cultural heritage and historical landmarks of a destination of our lovely island, the promotion of such plays a crucial role in driving economic growth, preserving local heritage, and fostering a sense of local pride among the residents.

Island Eye has geared itself to promoting history tourism on the Isle of Wight with the intention of attracting visitors from around the world, leading to increased tourism revenue and job creation. Historical attractions such as Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway provide unique experiences, enticing tourists to visit and spend money on accommodations, dining, and local products. This influx of tourism revenue stimulates the local economy, supports small businesses, and creates employment opportunities, thereby contributing to the island’s overall prosperity.

By emphasizing history tourism, the Isle of Wight can effectively preserve its rich cultural heritage. Historical sites and landmarks require ongoing maintenance, conservation, and restoration efforts. Revenue generated from history tourism can be reinvested into the preservation and upkeep of these assets, ensuring that future generations can continue to appreciate and learn from the island’s unique history.

The Eye History - 12 years on!

PC Consultants, has always shown an affinity for and commitment to the success of Island businesses, particularly those engaged in the tourist industry.

Because of their shared enthusiasm for the Island’s past, Mike and Sean came up with the concept in 2011 to encourage ‘history tourism’ by creating a detailed website around the Island’s historic points of interest and background in the parts they played.

By the end of that first year, Island Eye had become one of the most extensive sites devoted to the history of the island, with more than 4,000 locations covered. Both put in numerous hours of work updating and researching the assignment.

Sadly Mike passed away in November 2018, and by then his once-cherished creation had become a tad out of date as new technologies emerged.

Island Eye could not be left to wither on the vine, so PCC has taken up the job of continuing where Mike left off, redoing all the Points of Interest in a modern framework that takes advantage of the latest technologies and support for mobile devices.

island Eye for and educational journey of discovery 

The Island Eye Development Team

Dev team ISE

Mike

Alex

Sean

Priestley was born on 13 September 1894 and lived on the Island off and on for over 26 years commencing at Billingham Manor.

Geologist, engineer and seismologist John Milne is known as one of the most significant contributors to the understanding and evaluation of earthquakes

One of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century,

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